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Legal Futures Roundtable Report in association with the CLC: Regulating the robots

The march of the digital conveyancer continues apace, from the government planning to create the largest repository of open land data in the world, to the rapid adoption of sophisticated technology by conveyancers, such as chatbots and artificial intelligence. So, how does legal regulation keep up with this? In association with the Council for Licensed […]

July 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Legal Futures Roundtable Report in association with the CLC: Regulating the robots

CLC proposes ‘sentencing guidelines’ in disciplinary matters

The CLC, the regulator of specialist conveyancing and probate lawyers has today published proposed guidelines for sanctions to be used by its Adjudication Panel when making decisions in disciplinary cases.

July 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on CLC proposes ‘sentencing guidelines’ in disciplinary matters

Value for money, proportionate and effective regulation

Three-quarters of CLC lawyers think that regulation by the CLC provides value for money and supports innovation and growth in their business. Now the CLC has launched a consultation on the objectives and principles that should govern the setting of licence and practice fees. This follows a 20% reduction in entity fee rates in 2016.

May 15th, 2017 | Comments Off on Value for money, proportionate and effective regulation

High Court orders regulator to consider £2.3m compensation claims

The High Court has ordered the Council for Licensed Conveyancers to consider £2.3m claims for compensation after it overturned an internal decision that the CLC was unable to make any grants at all.

July 19th, 2012 | No Comments »

A single regulator for all lawyers post-ABS is “logical and plausible”, says LSB report

A single regulator for all legal services is “logical and plausible”, but not inevitable, a report for the Legal Services Board has concluded. Former Ministry of Justice official Nick Smedley argued that the existence of multiple regulators “focused on the differences of individual practitioners” is unlikely to be relevant in a post-alternative business structures market.

June 27th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Consumer champion chairs new CLC board

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has unveiled consumer champion Anna Bradley as its new chairwoman. Ms Bradley currently chairs Ofcom’s independent consumer panel.

March 20th, 2010 | No Comments »