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Big firms hit hardest by fall in conveyancing transactions, report finds

The top five conveyancing firms handled 36% fewer transactions in the first quarter of this year, a report has found, and their market share dropped from 8% to 6%. On average, firms handled 14% fewer transactions and the number of firms also fell.

June 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

“Veyo will fail”, predicts CEO of UK’s biggest conveyancer

The chief executive of Britain’s biggest conveyancing firm, myhomemove, has predicted that Veyo, the online portal launched yesterday by the Law Society and Mastek, “will fail”. Doug Crawford was unveiling a new version of myhomemove’s eWay.

May 27th, 2015 | No Comments »

Veyo gets off the ground with 80 firms

Veyo, the online conveyancing portal developed by the Law Society and IT giant Mastek, went live today with around 80 law firms taking part in the first phase. A much larger group of 1,800 firms which expressed an interest in the system will be able to join shortly.

May 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

First legal executives granted historic independent practice rights

A member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who specialises in conveyancing has become the first to receive independent practice rights. A probate specialist and a legal executive who runs his own immigration firm were also granted independent rights.

March 30th, 2015 | No Comments »

Large conveyancing firms grab market share as firm numbers fall

The biggest conveyancing firms have benefited the most from the recession, while the number of practices involved in conveyancing has continued to fall, a survey has revealed.

March 16th, 2015 | No Comments »

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 »