Month: June 2012


It pays to have Lexcel!

It is now official! You pay less PI premiums if you are Lexcel qualified. The Law Society has announced that it has negotiated preferential rates for Lexcel accredited firms with a PI provider. The name of the provider has not been given but accredited firms can be put in touch with them via the Law […]Read More


UK House prices slip back in June

The Nationwide House Price Index for June shows that UK House prices fell by 0.6% compared with May.  This represents an annual 1.5% fall in house prices.  The current price of an average UK home is £165,738.  The decline of house price growth in June is the lowest reading since August 2009. Robert Gardner, Chief […]Read More


Residential Property team grows at Mincoffs

Newcastle firm Mincoffs have taken on a new team member to join their expanding residential conveyancing team after a successful year.  The total conveyancing team has grown to five, with two new team members joining in the last six months.   Mincoffs is continuing to grow through the difficult economic conditions.  The turnover of the […]Read More


Legal Ombudsman looks at role of stakeholders

In his regular blog, Chief Ombudsman Adam Sampson looks at why stakeholders are important to the Legal Ombudsman.  The blog can be found here. Adam Sampson starts by defining what a stakeholder is.  The Legal Ombudsman uses the definition of a stakeholder as being someone who has a stake in what happens.  Stakeholders at LeO […]Read More


Ochresoft publishes cloud computing paper for the legal sector

Conveyancing workflow specialist OchreSoft has published a comprehensive white paper on cloud computing and its future role within the legal services market. Written by CTO Tony Kenyon, it seeks to define, in layman’s terms, what cloud computing is and how it differs from traditional computing models.  Demystifying some of the more technical terminology, Tony looks […]Read More


SRA issues warning over Grindrods Solicitors

The SRA has issued a warning on its website over an office operating as Grindrods Solicitors in Merseyside.  The alert can be seen below: Information received by the SRA indicates that an office operating as Grindrods Solicitors at 25 Haydock Street, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 9AD ( is not a legitimate branch office of the solicitor’s […]Read More