Month: July 2019

Compliance Conveyancing

SRA Figures Suggest AML Is On The Rise

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) revealed that there was a 43% increase in money laundering reports in the opening nine months of 2018. In 2017, 152 reports of money laundering allegations were made against SRA regulated law firms. Unfortunately, this increased to 218 between January and September last year. The findings were released as part […]Read More

Firms & People

New Recruit Strengthens GlobalX Team

Global information provider, GlobalX, has strengthened their team, welcoming a new Client Relationship and Account Manager, who joins from the Legal 500. Mumtaz Hussain joins the GlobalX team in her new role, working across both corporate and property searches to ensure new and existing clients are aware of all the services available from GlobalX, as […]Read More

Firms & People Technology

OneSearch Direct Release Quick Quote Calculator For Stewart Title Indemnity

Today OneSearch Direct announced that it has integrated Stewart Title’s indemnity policies within OneSearch Direct’s online portal, enabling users to obtain Quick Quotes and order policies through a streamlined workflow. To celebrate the launch, OneSearch are hosting a prize draw, giving all Quick Quote users the chance to win a £250 Amazon card AND £250 […]Read More

Conveyancing Fraud

Fraudsters Increasingly Using Email To Target Law Firms And Their

In recent weeks, the legal sector has been reminded of the persistent threats bombarding law firms and their clients confidently using legal services. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has issued eight email scam reports in July alone as cyber criminals target the rich and sensitive information held by legal service providers. Worryingly, email impersonation fraud […]Read More

Firms & People Property Market

Perfect Portal Acclaimed At The 2019 Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law

Perfect Portal, a legal software business from Southport proudly went home with two awards after the 2019 Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Conveyancing Awards in Liverpool. Founder and CEO Yvonne Hirons has been hand-selected by a panel of expert judges to receive one of the most prestigious awards of the night: The Outstanding Achievement Award. Recognised for her preeminent influence […]Read More

Conveyancing Firms & People

Landmark Strengthens Business With Conveyancing Acquisition

Landmark Information Group,  the leading provider of information to the property market and part of Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), has today strengthened its business with the acquisition of the conveyancing panel management business of Aventria. Landmark will rename the business, which serves mortgage brokers and other introducers across the UK, as Optimus. […]Read More

Insight Legislation & Litigation Property Market

When Will Boris Johnson Enforce Stamp Duty Land Tax Changes?

Boris Johnson, front runner of the Conservative leadership race cantered to victory in the end beating rival, Jeremy Hunt, by 92,153 votes to 46,656. However, winning the nomination will undoubtedly be the easiest part of Johnson’s tenure as Prime Minister as Brexit, economic uncertainty and fulfilling policy pledges will be keeping the Bojo administration busy […]Read More

Conveyancing Firms & People Legislation & Litigation

IMLA Warn Government To Avoid Rasing Hopes Of Mortgage Prisoners

In March, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released information on the ways it can help ease the burden for mortgage prisoners that are unable to switch because they are with defunct lenders or in negative equity. However, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, who represent 19 of the 20 largest UK mortgage lenders, believe that the […]Read More

Legislation & Litigation Property Market

Easing The SRA Accounts Rules Administrative Burden

Earlier this year, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) released the changes to their Accounts Rules which will come into force from November 25th, 2019. The SRA’s new Standards and Regulations will replace their current Handbook. They have been promoted as offering a less prescriptive set of regulations offering solicitors greater freedoms in interpreting the standards […]Read More