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Eversheds is shutting its Manchester-based residential conveyancing unit Home2Home, after deciding to stop residential conveyancing
The unit's main client was building society Bradford & Bingley. The decision leaves 23 jobs hanging in the balance, but the firm states it is "going through a consultation process" with the Home2Home employees. Home2Home employs two solicitors. The rest of the staff are a mixture of fee-earning paralegals and administrators. A firm spokesperson said: "Home2Home will shut with effect from the end of February. The firm is hoping to re-employ all of the staff." Eversheds did not confirm whether any redundancies would be made. Home2Home is run by Leeds-based partner Peter Wordsworth, head of Eversheds' national recoveries group. Wordsworth was unavailable for comment.