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The Southall Stench: Developer facing legal action over remediation

Residents are preparing a legal challenge to the remediation and redevelopment of a former gasworks in Southall, West London. After 2 years of petrol-like odours and numerous complaints to the council, developers and regulators, they want to stop the building work and are seeking compensation for injury.

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SearchFlow celebrates double shortlisting for the second consecutive year at the UK Customer Experience Awards

SearchFlow – the UK’s leading provider of property search solutions and legal reports – has been announced as a finalist in two categories, in the prestigious UK Customer Experience Awards (CXA), for the second year running. The team are confirmed finalists in the ‘Use of Technology’ and the ‘Professional Services’ sector categories.

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Search Acumen report: Commercial real estate volumes grew by 20% since 2016

Contrary to some doom-laden headlines we’ve been seeing in the last year, our new data-driven study found that the commercial real estate sector is healthy across England and Wales. In June 2019, we published our commercial real estate report examining the trends in transactions in non-residential properties in England and Wales using HM Land Registry’s (HMLR) public Price Paid Data (PPD).

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Amanda Stevens, chief executive, Hudgell Solicitors

New discount rate should reduce ‘barriers to justice for seriously injured people’ says Hudgell Solicitors chief executive Amanda Stevens

Hudgell Solicitors’ chief executive Amanda Stevens says the new personal injury discount rate announced today should ‘reduce barriers to justice’ and allow insurance companies to agree compensation figures for seriously injured people quicker.

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Melanie Wilkins, Associate at Lester Aldridge

Why less is more with a joint application

Melanie Wilkins, Associate at Lester Aldridge, specialises in estate administration, drafting wills, trusts and powers of attorney. Melanie also assists charities with legacy-related matters. She explains to Regulation Matters how she became an authorised Chartered Legal Executive and Probate Practitioner using CILEx Regulation’s joint application.

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Groundsure

Lay of the land: the cost of coal mining of today’s property market

Our guest writer, Paul Raglan, MD of Mining Searches UK provides here an overview of the mining industry and CON29M, and how Groundsure’s new report ticks all the CON29M boxes. The UK once played a starring role in the production of valuable materials and while the golden age of mining may long be over, the industry continues to leave a legacy on the land today.

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Title Research

Delays at the Internal Revenue Service

Earlier this year, it was widely reported that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was experiencing severe delays following the longest US government shutdown in history. CCN reported: “Upon returning to work, the IRS had over 5 million pieces of mail that had not been sorted for processing”.

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Search Acumen

Search Acumen comments on the digitisation of the Local Land Charges register for Norwich City Council

One year on from the launch, we’re pleased to see the continued digitalisation of the Local Land Charges (LLC) register. This time it is by Norwich City Council, where professionals involved in buying and selling property can anticipate how the increased ease and speed of accessing data will improve the transaction process in the city.

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15 July 2019

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Solicitors

In 1989, Stephen Covey published the famous self-help book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Deemed a masterpiece by many, this book remains very relevant today. So how to apply it to solicitors?

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