- Thursday, 14 February 2013
The “popular myth” that conveyancing is low value is not borne out by the evidence, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has found. But property work is continuing to cause the regulator problems, with stamp duty land tax schemes and ‘right to buy’ negligence litigation firmly on its radar.
Tags: conveyancing, conveyancing quality scheme, CQS, Lexcel, mortgage fraud, Solicitors Compensation Fund, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Solicitors Regulation Authority, stamp duty land tax
Posted in Latest news, Solicitors
- Thursday, 9 August 2012
When I’m out meeting new firms, writes John Thomas of LawNet, all too often when I ask managing partners about the cost of their PII, they do not know. Not many can tell me to the nearest £10,000 and some have no idea at all, having devolved responsibility to the ‘insurance partner’. But is this acceptable in a world of change and challenge, and constant pressure on costs?
Tags: Lexcel, professional indemnity insurance
Posted in Blog, Indemnity insurance
- Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Axis Specialty plc has become the second new A-rated insurer to enter the professional indemnity market for small law firms in a week. The news comes in the wake of AmTrust Europe Ltd setting out its stall for sole practitioners.
Tags: conveyancing quality scheme, CQS, Law Society, Lexcel, professional indemnity insurance
Posted in Indemnity insurance, Latest news
- Thursday, 12 May 2011
Allan Carton of Inpractice UK argues that achieving Lexcel and CQS are essential but can only take you so far. Adopting the Investors in People philosophy will add genuine competitive advantage.
Tags: conveyancing quality scheme, CQS, Investors in People, Lexcel
Posted in Features, News
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