- Friday, 17 July 2015
The number of accountancy firms authorised or licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to provide probate services has passed 100. The ICAEW has predicted that it will reach 200 by the end of the year.
Tags: ABS, accountants, Alternative business structures, ICAEW, probate
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Legal Services Act
- Monday, 30 March 2015
A member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who specialises in conveyancing has become the first to receive independent practice rights. A probate specialist and a legal executive who runs his own immigration firm were also granted independent rights.
Tags: chartered legal executives, CILEx Regulation, conveyancing, immigration, practice rights, probate, reserved legal activities
Posted in Latest news, Legal Executives
- Friday, 6 March 2015
The House of Lords has given the Council for Licensed Conveyancers the power to issue standalone licences for people to conduct reserved probate work without them having to become licensed conveyancers first.
Tags: Council for Licensed Conveyancers, probate
Posted in Latest news, Other lawyers
- Friday, 27 February 2015
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has criticised “quasi-regulatory” conveyancing schemes launched by the Law Society which could be seen as “duplicating” the CLC’s work.
Tags: conveyancing, Council for Licensed Conveyancers, Law Society, probate
Posted in Latest news, Other lawyers, Regulation, Solicitors
- Monday, 9 February 2015
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has moved closer towards its goal of regulating specialist probate lawyers who do not have to be conveyancers.
Tags: Council for Licensed Conveyancers, Deregulation Bill, probate
Posted in Latest news, Legal Services Act, Other lawyers, Regulation
- Monday, 27 October 2014
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has given the green light to a 10-firm consortium led by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers to develop a specialist probate apprenticeship.
Tags: apprenticeships, Council for Licensed Conveyancers, probate
Posted in Latest news, Other lawyers, Regulation
- Friday, 24 October 2014
The House of Lords yesterday gave the final go-ahead for chartered legal executives and others with appropriate expertise to offer probate and conveyancing services without the supervision of solicitors.
Tags: Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, chartered legal executives, conveyancing, practice rights, probate
Posted in Latest news, Legal Executives, Other lawyers
- Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executors (CILEx) could be carrying out litigation without supervision by solicitors from the end of November, it has emerged.
Tags: Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, CILEx, conveyancing, Legal Services Board, litigation, probate
Posted in Latest news, Legal Executives, Regulation