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First4Lawyers wins for the seventh time at Personal Injury Awards 2019

Huddersfield-based First4Lawyers, the UK’s largest independent legal marketing collective, was named Claims Management Company of the Year at the prestigious Personal Injury Awards in Manchester on Wednesday (27 November) for the fifth time in a row.

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Legal accounts rules: your responsibilities and how to comply

Where duty of care is concerned, protection of client monies is one of the highest priorities for law firms. As well as financial security being an obvious responsibility, it’s a vital regulatory obligation too.

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SearchFlow launches free AML Risk Assessment Best Practice guidance

SearchFlow – the UK’s leading provider of conveyancing search solutions and legal reports – has launched a free best practice guide and on-demand webinar for property lawyers and conveyancers, which focuses on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Risk Assessments.

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Certainty National Will Register

Finding a 40-Year-Old Will and doing everything to distribute the estate safely

It is not often that Wills made over forty years ago are valid but it is not impossible either. The below case study demonstrates how a Certainty Will Search was able to locate a Will made in 1975 which could otherwise never have been discovered.

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Lawyer Checker

The rise of fake ID documents

It is estimated that property fraud has cost the UK Land Registry more than £73million over the past 18 years, with an average pay-out to a victim costing upwards of £100,000.

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Title Research

What is a Medallion Signature Guarantee and why might you need one?

When administering an estate with shares traded on the US or Canadian Stock Exchanges, you’ll likely need a Medallion Signature Guarantee before the shares can be transferred or sold.

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Future Climate Info

Building damage, fire and land contamination: Our capital’s painful legacy

We are used to hearing about London labouring under current high air pollution levels, but our capital’s soil bears a poisonous legacy a combination of Blitz bombing and pockets of damage from fire affected buildings and derelict sites. These provide an important example of how commercial property lawyers need to be vigilant about past use and incidents on affected land that could be prepared for redevelopment.

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Environmental risk context for lenders and purchasers

This case study provides an interesting example highlighting how timely and pragmatic Groundsure advice can help our customers achieve a substantially better outcome.

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10 December 2019

Is your website lost in the desert?

Having a website is like advertising on a billboard in the middle of the desert – it’s pretty useless unless people are driving past to see it. It’s exactly the same with cyberspace.

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