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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 »

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 »