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Rob Young Landmark Information Group

Landmark Information Group appoints Group Software Engineering Director

Landmark Information Group, the UK’s largest property and land data business, has announced the appointment of Rob Young, who joins the business as Group Software Engineering Director. 

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Finders International

Inheritance disputes – when one partner wants to do something different with a lump sum

A modern-day issue centres on inheritance—should you be lucky enough to receive one, what if you plan to spend it one way, but your partner has very different ideas? That was the dilemma posed by the Daily Mirror this week, taking the example of an anonymous letter sent to the Daily Telegraph where a woman explained that she had inherited £20,000 from her late mother and was in conflict with her new husband over what they did with the money.

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Casedo

Casedo joins Reynen Court

Casedo, the innovative document analysis and e-bundling platform is excited to announce it has joined the Reynen Court Solution Store to provide law firms with access to Casedo’s document workspace solution.

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verify 365 - advantage consulting

What is the “Safe Harbour” status for legal matters?

Cast your mind only a couple of years back into the past and consider how the vast majority of client anti-money laundering (AML) checks and ID Verifications were performed. Most law practices required clients to come into their office to present admin staff with both a copy of their ID and address. For conveyancers there was the added task of understanding a client’s source of funds, verifying their risk profile, as well as collating and analysing bank statements to satisfy the AML requirements.

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Landmark Information Group

Conveyancing contract extension agreed between Yopa and Optimus

Yopa, the full service, fixed-fee estate agency business, has awarded a three-year contract extension to Optimus, part of the UK’s leading land and property data business Landmark Information Group, which will see the firm continue to operate as its conveyancing panel management partner.  

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Tower Street Finance

Tower Street Finance launches Estate Expense Funding

Tower Street Finance has launched a unique new product to help executors and personal representatives who have expenses to pay as part of their duties but don’t have the funds readily available to pay upfront costs.

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IDR

How to combat the rising cost of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)?

One of the biggest costs for legal firms continues to be Professional Indemnity Insurance and it’s one which many are seeing rise, year-after-year. The situation isn’t new but it has now been confirmed as the hardest market for indemnity cover since demutualisation over 20 years ago* and it’s certainly taking its toll. With premium increases of between 5% and 50% being regarded as ‘typical’, how can firms manage this situation? To make matters even more challenging, some insurance companies are now seeking personal guarantees and demanding that policy excesses be paid into escrow.

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Title Research

Podcast discusses the rise in inheritance disputes

In the latest Topical Talks with Title Research podcast, Dicky Davies, Business Development Director at Tower Street Finance, joins Anthony Allsopp, Head of Business at Title Research, to discuss how blended families, co-habiting couples and DIY Wills could all be contributing to the rise in inheritance disputes. More specifically, the podcast explores:

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Another nail in the coffin of solicitors’ undertakings?

Every solicitor knows that an undertaking is serious stuff. Arguably it is the greatest power available to a solicitor – a promise, if broken, that will lead to immediate and serious consequences for the giver.