Conveyancing

7 steps to mitigating risk and reducing your law firm’s professional indemnity premium

If you ask an insurer what the three biggest risks are when providing cover to a law firm they will likely respond with ‘conveyancing, conveyancing and conveyancing’. An ever-increasing market pressure on price and a push towards high-volume, low-margin workloads in an extremely competitive market are doing nothing to reduce a law firm’s exposure to […]

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What can conveyancers do in a fragile property market?

It is widely reported that due to the increase in government taxes on buy-to-let landlords in April coupled with the uncertainty created by the Brexit vote in June this year, the British housing market is under significant pressure. According to the British Bankers’ Association, the number of homes that were bought in June were down […]

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Free2Convey: the free conveyancing portal

Free2Convey is the first live, available to use and free online conveyancing portal in the UK and is backed by the Legal Software Suppliers Association. LSSA is the representative body of legal software suppliers and works to promote an increased adoption and use of technology in law firms. As a representative body the LSSA also […]

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Veyo – the future of conveyancing?

I began my conveyancing career in 1974 as an office boy with J W Ward & Sons in Bristol, Halcyon days: postal exchanges, personal completions, unregistered titles aplenty, a few legal indemnity insurance policies because experienced conveyancers could “take a view”. Less stress, hassle and anxiety for all concerned. Wind the clock forward 40 plus […]

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The Law Society’s online Conveyancing Portal

The Law Society is currently working on the development of an online conveyancing portal to transform the conveyancing process for the benefit of solicitors, clients and stakeholders. It will be provide a pan-industry solution, accessible by conveyancing solicitors and licensed conveyancers, and will improve the collaboration and communication between all parties and stakeholders. Clients and, […]

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e-Conveyancing – where are we now?

Nearly a decade ago a Law Commission/Land Registry report described a future landscape for conveyancing. The report, entitled Land Registration for the twenty-first century, a conveyancing revolution, set out a vision in which users of the e-conveyancing network could transact with each other securely, users could share information electronically, errors and discrepancies would be identified […]

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E-conveyancing update

The focus of property professionals over the last 12 months, in the residential sphere at least, has been on the fated Home Information Packs (HIPs). Trumpeted by ministers as the much needed solution to “the conveyancing problem” in terms of speed and cost, government has steadfastly ignored the views of the professionals involved who have […]

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