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Judgment offers greater protection against estate fraud

22 October 2021

People who help themselves to money from a deceased person’s estate is an occurrence that is not ats rare as it could be, according to a recent article in Today’s Wills and Probate exploring estate fraud.

Better workflow with Casedo

22 October 2021

I use Casedo for the majority of my work, including working on papers for written advices and for hearings (both physical and remote). I previously did all of my work on paper; I switched to electronic bundles during the pandemic.

Venturing into the realms of world surrogacy

22 October 2021

With surrogacy statistics now showing that Parental Orders have increased four-fold in the last ten years in England and Wales, it is an encouraging sign that England and Wales are beginning to identify itself as a preferred choice of venue for surrogacy on an altruistic basis.

Search Acumen comments on HMRC’s Monthly Property Transactions for September

21 October 2021

The latest UK monthly property transactions data shows that the provisional seasonally adjusted estimate of UK residential transactions in September 2021 is 160,950, 68.4% higher than September 2020 and 67.5% higher than August 2021.

OneSearch expand offering with CLS property insight indemnity integration

21 October 2021

OneSearch, the largest local search data company in the UK, today announce their latest portal integration with CLS Property Insight (CLS PI), offering best in class legal indemnity insurance for both residential and commercial property transactions.

House prices rise as demand affirms the sellers-market

20 October 2021

UK average house prices increased by 10.6% over the year to August 2021, up from 8.5% in July. The average UK house price was £264,000 in August 2021, which is £25,000 higher than this time last year.

Lawyers paid up to £250 an hour for virtual appointments via app

20 October 2021

Lawyers can now earn £250 an hour without leaving home by carrying out remote video consultations with clients. This is being offered by the “Lawyer 365” app to qualified lawyers who want to work “flexibly”. Lawyers are told they can work from home or their usual workplace.

Moneypenny launches research into legal marketing trends

20 October 2021

Leading outsourced communications provider, Moneypenny, has launched a research project to uncover the trends within legal inbound marketing over the last 12 months.

Women leaving more but planning less when it comes to inheritance

20 October 2021

More than half of the 53% of women who intend on leaving an inheritance have no financial planning in place to ensure the process is carried out effectively and in line with their wishes – this is compared to 41% of men.

September 2021 data breach roundup

20 October 2021

In September, some of the most notable data breaches included a data breach involving the details of Afghan interpreters, an unsecured database containing customer records related to wearable technology and fitness services and a cyber-attack against a section of the France-Visas website.

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