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  • Contaminated Land : How to protect your clients

    At its worst, contaminated land may present a hazard to potential users of the land or environment. Although in most cases the risks associated with living on sites that have been previously used by industry are low.  Users may become exposed to contaminants such as by inhalation of hazardous materials and also through food grown on the land. There may be indirect effects on users such as damage to buildings. Substances can leach out of the soil to pollute groundwater, rivers or ponds. Some contaminants may be corrosive, and some can cause explosion or fire.

    Monday, 22 February 2021
  • What you need to know about the new Insurance Distribution Directive

    There is an ever-increasing need for insurance products in conveyancing and this need should be considered as managing risk and not just as selling products. Search and indemnity insurance is bought by conveyancers on behalf of their clients and with the new Insurance Distribution Directive (EU legislation that sets regulatory requirements for firms designing and selling insurance products) it is important that conveyancers are confident that the policy they are purchasing is the best available.

    Friday, 12 February 2021
  • How to grow your new build conveyancing portfolio

    Recent government figures have shown an increase in the number of new build homes being built in England. Robert Jenrick, Housing Secretary said: “The figures show that the number of new homes developers have started building have more than doubled compared to the previous quarter and the number of completed homes has almost tripled. This reflects the government’s commitment throughout the pandemic to support industry to enable construction sites to remain open and operate safely.

    Tuesday, 2 February 2021
  • Search insurance – Cover, Claims and Common Misconceptions

    It is estimated that 1 in 3 property transactions require some form of search or indemnity insurance and yet it is often seen as an ‘add on’ to the conveyancing process. Because of the increasing need for insurance, it should be considered as managing risk not just as selling insurance products.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2021
  • Speeding up the conveyancing process

    The world of conveyancing has changed dramatically in the last 12 months.  The March 2020 lockdown created pent-up demand which was then amplified by the SDLT holiday, combine that demand with new ways of working and the result is the most challenging period most in the conveyancing profession can remember. 

    Monday, 18 January 2021
  • New partnership to streamline indemnity process

    CLS Property Insight (CLS PI) and Redbrick Solutions are joining forces to deliver an integrated service providing legal indemnity insurance products to the conveyancing market. Redbrick Solutions and CLS PI are committed to making an inspiring and positive impact on the property industry by working proactively to improve the conveyancing process and to formulate and implement best practice throughout the industry.

    Wednesday, 2 December 2020
  • Client Communication is Key to Success

    Good client communication is key to a law firm’s success. Better communication leads to stronger client experiences, increased positive reviews, and more potential referrals. Your clients may be weighing the pros and cons of doing business with you, so you’ll want to make yourself indispensable and now, more than ever, technology plays an increasingly important part of the home buying and selling process.

    Tuesday, 1 December 2020
  • Protecting your business in uncertain times

    Protecting your business in uncertain times is key to future success. The national lockdown may have ended and schools are open but we are still a long way from being back to normal, as the announcement of the introduction of the ‘rule of six’ highlights.

    Tuesday, 29 September 2020
  • Redbrick Solutions offer Insights to help conveyancers post lockdown

    Redbrick Solutions, the award winning conveyancing case management provider, has released the second edition of their new ‘Insights’ service, designed to help conveyancing firms compete and succeed in a post lockdown world.

    Wednesday, 17 June 2020
  • Property market to be connected by blockchain

    Following announcements by Coadjute that they will connect the UK property market by blockchain, estate agent software providers dezrez, MRI Software and Reapit; and conveyancing software providers dezrezlegal and Redbrick Solutions announce they will be the first to explore interoperability with the platform. This represents a significant milestone in the digital transformation of the UK housing market.

    Thursday, 11 June 2020


Legal education and training: Unfit for purpose

Legal education and training is not fit for today, let alone the future, and the approach of the main professional bodies to the need for greater accessibility and flexibility could not have been more different.

Renewing your PII this spring? Here’s what you need to know

Since abolition of the common renewal date, practices have been free to choose when to renew their professional indemnity insurance. We estimate that around 30-40% now renew between March and April.