Keeping the criminal conveyancers in check – Hoowla partners with Lawyer Checker

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31 July 2014

Harris: This partnership provides the ultimate in online modern conveyancing

Conveyancers using Hoowla’s online platform to manage and progress their conveyancing matters can now shield themselves from the risk of vender conveyancer fraud with Lawyer Checker.

Lawyer Checker provides the purchase conveyancer with information on the vendor’s conveyancer in order to assess the risk associated with the transaction.

Hoowla implemented Lawyer Checker’s online service in such a way that it provides a consistent and integrated experience for users of Hoowla’s conveyancing platform. Checks can be performed without having to leave Hoowla with the results delivered immediately back into the case.

Hoowla offers a modern approach to conveyancing case management. Their online conveyancing software provides a suite of tools and services that help firms process more conveyancing matters, improve communication and collaboration, reduce risk and manage compliance whilst providing a great customer experience along the way.

Adam Curtis, CEO at Hoowla comments:

“Lawyer Checker is a unique service designed to help protect both firms and their clients and was a no brainer for us to include in our conveyancing platform. By providing an in app experience in Hoowla, conveyancers don’t have to switch screens when using different services and their work environment remains the same.

“At Hoowla we feel it’s important that the experience remains consistent for our users and we aim to fully integrate with as many services as we can to help conveyancing departments progress matters, mitigate risk and adhere to compliance regulations.”

Chris Harris, Managing Director at Lawyer Checker comments:

“It is fantastic to have Hoowla come on board and integrate the Lawyer Checker system into their own. This partnership provides the ultimate in online modern conveyancing. During 2014 we have seen the SRA scam alerts accelerate in numbers; by being able to conduct this simple check within the Hoowla platform, conveyancers are offered a fresh and efficient approach to their case management whilst still remaining diligent and adhering to Rule 10.”

In business since late 2011, Lawyer Checker’s MD and qualified Property Solicitor Chris Harris saw a gap in the conveyancing market; theft of innocent people’s purchase funds by sophisticated criminals was increasing and there was nothing out there that allowed for a conveyancer to comprehensively check where their client’s hard earned cash and mortgage funds were going.

Built in response to this increase in vendor conveyancer fraud, the Lawyer Checker database has been created to demonstrate whether or not an account has had a track record of successful use within conveyancing.

Now integrated fully into the transparent and easy to use Hoowla system the Lawyer Checker check provides conveyancers with  the information  they need to  offer peace of mind to both themselves and the client, whether borrower or lender.


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