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5,600 firms sign up to Lender Exchange

Over 5,600 law firms have signed up to Lender Exchange, a website which stores information on conveyancing panel firms for mortgage lenders.

March 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »

CLC criticises Law Society’s “quasi-regulatory” conveyancing schemes

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has criticised “quasi-regulatory” conveyancing schemes launched by the Law Society which could be seen as “duplicating” the CLC’s work.

February 27th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

National Accident Helpline moves into conveyancing

National Accident Helpline has today unveiled its move into the conveyancing market by spending £4.3m to buy a lead generation business specialising in the sector that owns the website of failed alternative business structure In-Deed.

February 18th, 2015 | No Comments »

Exclusive: only 13% of home movers choose cheapest conveyancer, major survey reveals

A major survey of 4,500 home movers has found that only 13% chose the conveyancer offering the cheapest fee. The survey also found that people were more likely to recommend their estate agent to friends than their conveyancer.

January 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Third law firm fined for involvement in SDLT avoidance scheme

A third law firm has been fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for its involvement in a stamp duty avoidance scheme operated by Inventive Tax Strategies.

January 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »

SRA shuts Manchester firm – four months after banning director from conveyancing

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has closed down a Manchester law firm, more than four months after banning its director from conveyancing and ordering him to go on a mortgage fraud and money laundering course.

January 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

Law Society fails to block Find a Solicitor negligence action

The Law Society has failed in a bid to block a High Court action against it for negligent misrepresentation, after a bogus solicitor got himself listed on the society’s Find a Solicitor website and stole money from a house purchaser.

December 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

Compensation Fund could pay the price after High Court buy-to-let ruling

The Solicitors Compensation Fund could be hit by a new wave of property claims after a High Court ruling on two test cases relating to a buy-to-let scheme.

November 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Supreme Court backs law firm in breach of trust dispute

The Supreme Court has backed a law firm’s arguments that, following a breach of trust, it should have to pay in damages only the amount which the lender would have lost if the breach had not occurred.

November 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

Law firm failed in duties to mortgage company, High Court rules

Home Counties law firm B Legal failed in its duties to a purchaser of mortgage-backed securities, the High Court has held, in two of the four test cases it considered.

October 28th, 2014 | No Comments »