Dickinson Dees in Standard Life conveyancing win

Dickinson Dees has won a competitive tender to bag the key role advising Standard Life on its entire national commercial conveyancing portfolio.

Under the three-year contract announced today (22 August), the Newcastle-based firm expects to handle over 350 cases a year across England and Wales for the pension and investment specialist.

Commercial property associate Joe Haigh will lead the firm’s team working on the contract, advising Standard Life’s clients looking to purchase commercial properties through self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs).

As such, the firm will undertake standard conveyancing on all commercial property purchases, including local authority searches and drafting contract, as well as negotiating leasebacks to SIPP members and their companies.

Dickinson Dees is understood to have beaten a number of other regional firms to win the contact.

The firm has launched an in-house case management system to handle the extra workload. A hotline and web portal for SIPP members will also be offered.

Standard Life floated on the London Stock Exchange in July.