Former City solicitor and telecoms lawyer David Grossman has been appointed chief executive of the Simplify Group, which includes QualitySolicitors.

The move follows the July private equity deal in which Palamon Capital Partners, owners of QualitySolicitors, acquired a controlling stake in the Simplify Group, a conveyancing and probate business with a turnover of £60m.

The group includes panel management conveyancing business Move With Us, top-20 conveyancing provider DC Law and specialist probate provider Chorus Law.

Grossman began his career as a commercial and technology lawyer with city firm Berwin Leighton Paisner before specialising in business development with web giant AOL.

He spent eight years in senior leadership roles with BT, most recently as CEO of BT Expedite, the company's retail technology business.

The current management teams of Simplify Group and of QualitySolicitors will stay in place, reporting to Grossman.   

Grossman said:
 ‘A major opportunity exists to build value based on the delivery of first-class legal services which have customer experience and satisfaction at their core.

‘I am looking forward to developing and integrating the group of companies, each of which is separately a leader in its area, and which together will become even stronger.’