Month: July 2011

Conveyancing

Mill causes disruption to house move

Fidler and Pepper Solicitors, who have offices in Sutton, Mansfield and Kirkby, Nottinghamshire, carry out conveyancing and recently had an old mill play havoc with a client’s purchase, leaving them having to source an insurance policy to cover an environmental risk and enable the client’s purchase of their new home to proceed. Fortunately Fidler & […]Read More

Conveyancing

Ansons announce new senior appointment

Alexa Holgate, an experienced residential property conveyancer, joins Lichfield law firm, Ansons Solicitors, to head up the residential property team at their Cannock office.  Alexa, who started her career in 2003, joining Ansons from one of the largest legal firms in the region, Wragge & Co, says: “I am looking forward to focusing on growing […]Read More

Conveyancing

First Title enter PII marketplace

Following a careful appraisal of the Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) marketplace, and to build on their current position when it comes to conveyancing risk management, First Title have joined forces with INK Underwriting Agencies Ltd (ink insurance) in order to offer PII to law firms. John Maidens, CEO of First Title Insurance Plc says: “We’ve […]Read More

Conveyancing

What price a website address?

Today’s Conveyancer has been having a look at the value of web domains and what they deliver for conveyancing firms. American domain expert, Aaron Visaggio of www.buydomains.com, has been talking with us because he is acting for a client who wishes to sell one of the prime conveyancing domains www.conveyancing.com.  His client clearly thinks that […]Read More

Conveyancing

Acceptable CML mortgage terms.

There is a broad spectrum of opinion between CML lenders in England & Wales as to the minimum length of an acceptable residential lease for a full term mortgage of 25 years according to a survey carried out by Law Workshop. The median minimum length of lease is 60 years left at the commencement of […]Read More

Conveyancing

ABS – A view from the other side.

Here at Today’s Conveyancer we are happy to publish balanced guest articles submitted by our members, such as the article below which has been submitted by Rob Hailstone of The Bold Group. I attended a very interesting conference recently hosted by forward thinking firm Goldsmith Williams (a Bold Group member). The main reason the conference […]Read More

Conveyancing

Grindeys LLP select FWBS MatterCentre

Following an extensive review of the market Grindeys LLP, who employ over 175 staff across their four offices, have chosen MatterCentre for their case and matter management, citing the ease of use, flexibility and workflow functionality as the stand out reasons for their choice. MatterCentre aims to “unify firm-wide information within office” ensuring that law […]Read More

Conveyancing

JET – the right technology at the right time

Jet, which has been developed by technology firm Space01 together with the former Director of eConveyancer, Alan Dring, and several conveyancing practices, is designed to help firms meet the challenges that are currently facing the industry, including the advent of Alternative Business Structures (ABS), compliance challenges, Professional Indemnity Insurance concerns and also the threat of […]Read More

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Blogged – Pali Ltd develop new website

Tesco law, will it affect you and if so how? In October the Alternative Business Structure will come into force. Commonly dubbed “Tesco Law” this is likely to change the face of the legal profession. How will it affect solicitors and legal firms? It is not likely to be the “Big Bang” feared by some […]Read More

Conveyancing

Residential Conveyancing receives most complaints

Since their launch in October last year The Legal Ombudsman has been contacted by 38,155 consumers.  For every 10 contacts 1 becomes an accepted case with 3,768 cases having been opened in the first six months. The biggest proportion of complaints related to residential conveyancing with 20 per cent of complainants unhappy with services related […]Read More

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Land Registry no longer in The MOJ

Land Registry has issued a press release this morning stating that from today the Land Registry will no longer be the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice and Ken Clarke but will now form part of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills under Vince Cable. Malcolm Dawson, Chief Land Registrar and Chief Executive said: […]Read More

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Conveyancers anxious over industry challenges ahead

The Conveyancing Association (CA) recently carried out a survey of its members, representing the majority of the UK’s leading conveyancing firms, both solicitors and licensed conveyancers, which highlights that whilst there are concerns over the imminent changes there are also opportunities to be had. One of the biggest issues for many CA members was the […]Read More

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