Simplify acquires Cook Taylor Woodhouse


We are pleased to confirm that market-leading conveyancing and property services group, Simplify has announced the acquisition of Cook Taylor Woodhouse Solicitors as part of an ongoing growth strategy, strengthening its presence in London and the South East and increasing the range of options available for clients and introducers.

The company, set up in 2019, said the acquisition of CTW would make it the largest operator in the London market. Simplify said it now completes more home mover transactions than the next four groups of conveyancing firms combined.

David Grossman, chief executive, said: ‘We acquired CTW because of its excellent reputation, strong team and scale in London and the south east, which will complement Simplify’s own strengths. In a turbulent time for the housing market, it is great to be able to look forward and continue delivering our plans for growth and to further strengthen our position as the undisputed number 1 in UK conveyancing.’

CTW director Martin Bowers said “We are delighted to have joined Simplify, a move that will help fuel CTW’s continued growth in London and the South East. I have great respect for Simplify and its innovative and customer-focused approach to conveyancing. CTW will have an exciting and prosperous future within Simplify, benefitting from the scale of the group’s operations and the exceptional technology platforms that Simplify has built for its clients and Introducers.”




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