The Firm is pleased to announce its recent involvement and assistance alongside Greenaway Scott on all of the property due diligence aspects of the disposal of Wales' largest independent estate and lettings agency, John Francis, when it was sold to Countrywide for an undisclosed sum. John Francis, which operates a 21-branch network covering south west Wales, serves all aspects of the property market including residential sales and lettings, commercial sales, auctions, new homes and financial services. It will continue to operate under its brand name and all employees will continue to work in their current roles while benefiting from Countrywide's shared marketing and IT services and national scale. Established in 1999, John Francis has grown from strength to strength driven by its former owners Nigel Jones and Trevor Carr. Both will continue to support the business in the short term as consultants, Mr Jones focusing mainly on property auctions and Mr Carr on new homes.