Terrafirma, a provider of ground risk assessment, has joined the Conveyancing Association (CA) as an affiliate member.

As an affiliate member, Terrafirma will be working with the CA and its membership to provide support and guidance, and help clients better understand and minimise the risk to property and land from ground hazards.

Terrafirma join other CA affiliate members who are active in a number of fields including search provision, IT services, professional indemnity insurance/cyber-crime insurance, bespoke conveyancing indemnity policy provision and enhanced risk management tools, amongst others.

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Affiliate members are able to attend select policy and strategy board meetings (PSB), legal members’ meeting (LMM) and all member meetings (AMM).

According to CA, each affiliate member has the opportunity to present and their details are prominently advertised on its website, its newsletters and on all relevant CA publications.

All affiliate members will also attend the CA Annual Conference and Dinner.

Lloyd Davies, operations director at the Conveyancing Association, said: “We are pleased to announce Terrafirma as our newest affiliate members of the Conveyancing Association.

“They join a select number of affiliate members offering professional opinion and expert ground risk assessment.

“Terrafirma were unanimously accepted by the Board to expand choice for conveyancers and continue the CA’s ambition to work collaboratively with the best service providers in our industry to influence and improve the conveyancing process.

“Given the current environment, it is even more impressive to see the commitment shown by Terrafirma to the CA and our member firms, and we are looking forward to working together on a number of important initiative.”

Tom Backhouse, chief executive and founder of Terrafirma, added: “We are delighted to be part of the Conveyancing Association and encourage a healthy, competitive and modern industry.

“With Terrafirma’s ongoing research and development, conveyancers can concentrate on the legal aspects of the property transaction safe in the knowledge that when it comes to ground hazards, they can leave the assessment and interpretation of risk to the experts and rely on Terrafirma’s professional opinion for their client.

“I am looking forward to meeting Conveyancing Association members at many of the new virtual events this year as we’ve been working on fresh, interactive, and engaging sessions to support conveyancers.”