Month: March 2013

Conveyancing

Lloyds to rebrand 632 branches

Regardless of whether the deal to sell Lloyds branches to the Co-operative Bank goes ahead, Lloyds will rebrand 632 branches under the TSB name. The deal has hit problems regarding whether the amount of capital the Co-operative plans to set aside for the new operation will satisfy regulators. The deal is looking increasingly shaky, and […]Read More

Conveyancing

RICS warns on importance of surveys

Research has shown nearly a third of home buyers fail to commission a survey and of those a fifth end up with homes they would not have bought had they been aware of its true condition. According to RICS data released today, homeowners who did not take out a home survey are left with an […]Read More

Conveyancing

Legal Eye Ltd appoints new director

Legal Eye Ltd is proud to announce the appointment of Priya Anand Patel as a Director. Priya joined Jaunita, the founder of Legal Eye in January 2012. Together they have expanded the Legal Eye team with more firms signing up to compliance packages and support across England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We have […]Read More

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New forum aims to revive the high street

The Future High Streets Forum was launched last week in order to build on the foundations of Mary Portas’s High Street Review. The group will bring together civic and business leaders from a range of sectors. Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk announced a £1 million package of mentoring and support for town teams across the […]Read More

Conveyancing

New director for myhomemove

Adrian Whittaker is to join myhomemove as Corporate Sales Director. Mr Whittaker is well recognised in the industry having headed up corporate relationships at Santander and Lloyds Banking Group. Dev Malle, Group Sales Director at myhomemove said: “We know Adrian had several options available to him and it is a testimony to the strength of […]Read More

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BCL Legal opens in London

This month has been an exciting time for all of us at BCL Legal as after 10 years of growing the business around the UK, we’ve now opened our first office in London. The new office is situated in the heart of the Square Mile and our initial focus is on interim/ locum and document […]Read More

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SRA repeat advice to firms in difficulty

The SRA have repeated their advice urging firms facing financial difficulties to seek outside help and advice at the earliest opportunity. The call comes after the intervention by the SRA into eight firms so far this year. Based on trends from previous years, the SRA had estimated the total number of interventions for 2013 would […]Read More

Conveyancing

Hooper & Anor v Oates [2013] EWCA Civ 91 (20

We are pleased to welcome again Anis Waiz, solicitor at Ozon Solicitors Limited as he continues his critical review of current case law. In this post, Anis considers Hooper & Anor v Oates [2013] EWCA Civ 91 (20 February 2013). 1. Introduction This case raised an interesting point as to the assessment of damages for […]Read More

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PSG Secures FSA Approval and integrates ConveySure® from CLS

PSG Financial Services Limited (PSG), the insurance arm of conveyancing search giant PSG has gained approval from the FSA to provide Insurance services. This significant step in the development of PSG’s business has led to the announcement today that Title Insurance provider, Conveyancing Liability Solutions Limited (CLS), has integrated it’s market leading ConveySure£® range of […]Read More

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Legal Eye launches new app to assist law firms with

Legal Eye has launched today an exciting new innovation for legal practitioners — a smart phone and tablet application that delivers the latest guidance on client care, compliance, risk management and training.  It offers free and regularly updated tips on maintaining client care standards, ensuring compliance and transparency to engagement letters and terms of business […]Read More

Conveyancing

Paul Bassett on the campaign for Sep Rep

Paul Bassett has launched a campaign for mandatory separate representation for buyer/borrowers and lenders. The campaign is called ‘Big Banks Bad for Local Business’ You can follow the campaign on twitter and banksbad4biz.wordpress.com. He set up the campaign as he felt that lenders were not acting in the interest of the consumer, the High Street […]Read More

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