Month: June 2013

Conveyancing

SRA reviewing professional indemnity insurance situation

On the back of several months of issues, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is reviewing the risk to clients when a firm’s professional indemnity insurer gets into financial difficulties. Currently, to provide PII an insurer must be authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) or be an EEA insurer eligable to write insurance business in […]Read More

Conveyancing

More open data available from Land Registry

The Land Registry has now made historical price paid records available to download for free as part of its open data programme. Developers and businesses will be able to use and reuse one of the world’s largest property datasets, made up of over 17 million residential cash and mortgage sales in England and Wales. The […]Read More

Conveyancing

Legal Eye and ULS group announce partnership agreement

Software systems provider ULS group, incorporating eConveyancer, and Legal Eye Limited have announced a new partnership agreement. Alan Young, Head of Sales, ULS Group: “We at ULS Group have always been at the forefront of due diligence and risk management and this is an integral part of our proposition. “Teaming up with Legal Eye furthermore […]Read More

Conveyancing

Legal Eye expands team with new appointment

Legal Eye has announced a new Associate, Loschinee Naidoo has joined their team. Ms Naidoo is an experienced Lawyer and Solicitor with more than 10 years legal and compliance experience. She personally founded and managed a successful legal practice in South Africa before working for west end and city law firms in London, where she […]Read More

Conveyancing

House prices continue to increase

A 0.3% increase in UK house prices in June has taken the average house price to £168,941. According to the latest Nationwide House Price Index prices are up 1.9% from June 2012. David Pollock, Managing Director at London estate agents Greene & Co., said: “A record property price rise of 5.2% in the second quarter […]Read More

Conveyancing

SLC launches Green Deal guidance to members

The Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) has issued a Guidance Note for members, along with a detailed Q&A on the Green Deal and its practical implications. Since the Government’s Green Deal launch earlier this year it has sparked a number of concerns and questions from conveyancers and consumers alike. The SLC Q&A is designed to […]Read More

Conveyancing

Legal Education and Training Review report published

A report has been published today which looks at whether reform to the current system of education and training is required. The Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) research report was commissioned in June 2011 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Bar Standards Board (BSB) and ILEX Professional Standards (IPS). The report recognises that the […]Read More

Conveyancing

Record-breaking remortgage lending

Remortgaging in May hit £3.9bn, up 17.1% from April and at its highest level since October 2012. According to the latest LMS figures, the remortgaging rate is up 37.2% from January. LMS figures reveal that total gross mortgage lending is also up 21% to £14.7bn. They anticipate a steady upward trend as customers continue to […]Read More

Conveyancing

Voting opens for new award

Voting has now opened for an additional category at the LFS Conveyancing Awards. The awards will take place on Thursday 26th September at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The category is  Estate Agents Conveyancing Firm of the year (voted for by estate agents)   Voting will close at the end of July so it gives […]Read More

Conveyancing

Long-service of conveyancer recognised

Shropshire-based PCB Solicitors has honoured 25 years’ service of one of its employees, Alison Haughton. Alison is a Licensed Conveyancer based in the firms Shrewsbury office. She said: “If you’d told me when I started that two week contract I’d still be here 25 years later, I’d have never believed you! “It has been an […]Read More

Conveyancing

Fosters Law announce conveyancing promotions

Kent based firm Fosters Law have announced a number of promotions and new appointments. Louise May from their Sheerness office has been promoted to full-time Conveyancing Executive. Andrea Anniss from the Ramsgate office has been promoted to full-time Conveyancing Executive. Kevin Crow will be starting at the Ramsgate office on 3rd July, taking up the […]Read More

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