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Separate representation in conveyancing “should be the norm”, Zurich says

Separate representation for lenders and borrowers in conveyancing transactions “should be the norm”, a senior manager at insurer Zurich has said. Michael Blüthner Speight described the increased cost would be “minimal”.

October 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

Scots lawyers decide they don’t want separate representation after all

Scottish conveyancers have voted against the introduction of separate representation for borrowers and lenders – having initially called for it. At an SGM of the Law Society of Scotland yesterday, 847 were against a rule change to the conflict of interest rules while 671 were in favour.

September 24th, 2013 | No Comments »

Top conveyancing firm warns of separate representation “calamity”

Scotland’s largest law firm conveyancer has entered the separate representation debate, critiquing the move as “politically motivated, opportunistic, regressive” and “anti-competitive”, and a “calamity” for solicitors and consumers.

September 20th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

War of words between solicitors and lenders over separate representation

A war of words has broken out between the Law Society of Scotland and Council of Mortgage Lenders over the former’s decision to ban joint representation of borrower and lender, subject to formal rule changes later this year.

March 25th, 2013 | No Comments »

Law Society calls on Cable to broker long-term peace agreement with lenders

The Law Society has called on the government to lead a “mediated dialogue” with mortgage lenders to deliver “an amicable long-term solution” to the ongoing arguments over conveyancing panels. It has asked business secretary Vince Cable to intervene.

September 12th, 2012 | Comments Off on Law Society calls on Cable to broker long-term peace agreement with lenders

In brief: ABS-in-waiting unveils strong results, barrister libel ruling, and much more

Our latest news round-up reports on big turnover and profit increases at Quindell, a High Court ruling on the absolute privilege of correspondence with a regulator, new equality rules for chambers and much more.

July 12th, 2012 | No Comments »