Iain Grimes is a Solicitor, Partner, and Head of the Residential Conveyancing department, based in the Downham Market office. In May 2020, Iain was elected as the Managing Partner for the firm.
Iain specialises in residential property and he is particularly interested in property investment for clients and advising builder clients on the purchase of development sites and the sales of those plots. Iain’s typical clients can be small privately owned building companies, but also individuals buying a new home and selling their current home.
Iain particularly enjoys meeting with clients and understanding their problems and concerns, and the challenge of overcoming problems, especially if that involves coming up with a practical solution to the problem. Iain always provides clear advice which is focused on the problem presented and will not shy away from giving his advice, even though it may not be the answer a client may want to hear.
Iain studied for a BSc (Hons) in Law with Business at the University of Hertfordshire, which provided him with not just the necessary understanding of the law, but also provided him with an understanding of personnel management, business structures, and marketing, something which a pure LLB (Hons) degree would not have provided. After graduating with a 2:1 (Hons), Iain took the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester.
After gaining his LPC, Iain completed his training contract and qualified as a solicitor in March 2000. Iain then joined a Norfolk based law firm, where he specialised in residential property law and was invited to join the partnership four years after qualifying. Iain left in January 2008 to join Fraser Dawbarns to head up the Residential Conveyancing department. He has since become the Senior Responsible Officer for the firm’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
Outside work, Iain is an avid motorcyclist (holding both the Institute for Advanced Motorcycle riding and a ROSPA gold award). From 2009 to 2020 he was a volunteer blood biker for Norfolk Blood Bikes being on call from 7pm to 7am four nights a month. Iain has taken a break from his volunteering due to work commitments but remains a supporter of the charity.
In his spare time, Iain enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenage daughters, and taking relaxing holidays in the UK and Europe. He also enjoys playing his piano. When time permits, taking his beloved Honda VFR1200f out for an exploratory run through Norfolk (and sometimes a little further afield) is the best relaxation he can think of.
I could not recommend Fraser Dawbarns highly enough. Bev Chase and Iain Grimes gave me friendly, honest advice from the start. They both did an excellent job for the from the start. This was done under unusual and very difficult circumstances for me. They were both professional and personable. Thank you both.Client - Downham Market Office
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