Month: August 2015

Conveyancing

Don’t let your clients fall victim to sinkholes

A recent article from Future Climate Information (FCI) has uncovered that the changing effect of rainfall and ground conditions in the UK has seen a dramatic increase in subsidence, commonly known as sinkholes. The article from FCI has stated that homes, gardens, roads, churches, lakes, farms and entire towns: are all examples of areas where sinkholes […]Read More

Conveyancing

9th annual RESI Conference

This September marks the 9th annual RESI Conference – a must-attend on any conveyancing professional’s calendar this year, and there is still time to book your place. This year’s event takes place on the 7th to the 9th September and will be situated at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. It promises to be ‘unique […]Read More

Conveyancing

Personal or Official?

Here at Conveyancing Data Services we are all about service, good communication, flexibility and great customer experience. We know that when it comes to delivering searches that speed is of the essence. We offer both Official and Personal Searches. An Official Search is carried out by the staff employed by the relative company/council and a […]Read More

Conveyancing

Client protection discussion paper: still time to comment

There is still time to comment on the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s discussion paper dealing with client financial protection issues. Published in July, the paper deals with professional indemnity insurance, compensation arrangements and how they work together to strike the right balance between reducing unnecessary regulation and protecting clients’ financial interests. It aims to kick-start informed […]Read More

Conveyancing

July Market Trend Data from Land Registry

The July data shows an annual price increase of 4.6% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £183,861. Monthly house prices up 1.7% since June 2015. The regional data indicates that: The region with the most significant annual price increase is the East with a movement of 8.9% The East also […]Read More

Conveyancing

The Great Plague

A recent discovery has been made during the excavations for the Crossrail project at the Bedlam Cemetery beneath the new entrance currently being built at Liverpool Street station in London. A mass burial site thought to contain approximately 30 victims of the bubonic plague. Bedlam was subjected to four known outbreaks of plague between 1569 […]Read More

Conveyancing

Groundsure updates energy reports

On the 18th August, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced the first tranche of new licences which will be offered to companies to explore for Gas/Oil/Shale gas/Coalbed Methane. 27 licences have been offered to companies, exclusively in the Midlands and North of England. A further 132 licences could be offered across the country once […]Read More

Conveyancing

Here comes the judge!

Michael Day has been a judge for the LFS Conveyancing Awards since their inception in 2012. Here he writes about his involvement, the judging process and the benefits for everyone involved. “I had known Richard Mathias and Mark Hemmings of LFS for a number of years as suppliers to the industry and as clients of my […]Read More

Conveyancing

Residential property teams show expansion can be achieved

The residential property team at Napthens Solicitors have expanded their business by the appointing veteran solicitor, Zelda Gornall. Gornall has recently joined the Preston-based company off the back of serving 15 years with regional law firm Birchall Blackburn; the majority of this time being spent working within the residential property sector. The role that Gornall […]Read More

Conveyancing

Hemerdon Mine

In September the first new metal ore mine in the UK for around 45 years is due to start production on the edge of Dartmoor. Hemerdon Mine (also known as Drakelands Mine) near Plymouth will start extracting tungsten from the world’s fourth largest deposit of the mineral, as recognised by the British Geological Survey (1). […]Read More

Conveyancing

Pali wins two prestigious Technology Innovator Awards!

It’s a double whammy for Pali who have recently been awarded ‘Best Conveyancing Search Platform 2015’ and ‘Best-in-Class for Customer Service’ in the 2015 Technology Innovator Awards. Based 100% on merit and a reflection of those people and businesses currently making an impact in their industry, after a process involving industry research, analysis and vote […]Read More

Conveyancing

Cyber liability, not if but when?

Businesses of every size rely to an extent on information technology (IT) and data. This results in an exposure, alongside their clients, to a potential financial loss if that data is mislaid, stolen or rendered inaccessible. The press frequently highlights the impact, both on businesses and individuals, of some form of data attack, but fewer […]Read More

Conveyancing

The best laid plans, with TM Group’s Nick Dyoss

Over the last few weeks two notable planning cases have come to pass. In June, the case involving Orientfield Holdings Ltd. and Bird & Bird hit the headlines whilst, even more recently, the Thorp v Abbotts case also has significant implications for conveyancers, despite having not been subject to as much intense public scrutiny. The crux […]Read More

Conveyancing

e.surv appoints new Corporate Governance Director

Reporting to Ronan Jennings and joining the e.surv board, Paul will be responsible for the further development, design and implementation of risk management solutions and control measures that enhance achievement of our business objectives. He will oversee the effectiveness of the Risk & Audit and Technical & Compliance functions, and will work alongside the business […]Read More

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