Month: August 2020

Insight Professional Indemnity

Be Ready: PII Renewal Issues

With the next Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) renewal date looming on the 1 October, here at Today’s Conveyancer, we wanted to look at the current market conditions and renewal issues, so solicitors are fully informed and prepared. With a global pandemic, which resulted in the UK being put into lockdown, speculation of a looming recession, and […]Read More

Conveyancing

Almost 60% Rise In Conveyancing Vacancies

For six weeks Today’s Conveyancer has been observing how many recruitment adverts that included the term ‘conveyancer’ had been placed on the Indeed website. In four weeks, the increase has grown by 59.8%. This is a large increase, considering a couple of weeks ago we revealed that the increase in vacancies stood at 34%, which […]Read More

Conveyancing Insight

Reminder: Places Available For A Comprehensive Guide To Unregistered Conveyancing

There are still places available for the Today’s Training: A Comprehensive Guide To Unregistered Conveyancing. The four sessions will be hosted over four consecutive weeks, with the first starting on 8 September at 10am. The course is also suitable for newly qualified staff who are unfamiliar with the process. The course counts towards your continuing […]Read More

Conveyancing

SRA Closes Law Firm Following Misdemeanour

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have closed the doors on a large national firm for alleged wrongdoings. On 12th August, the SRA intervened into Kingly Solicitors Limited, trading as Giffen Couch & Archer due to suspected misconduct and misdemeanour by the owner. Kingly Solicitors also trade under Richard Herne Co, Hancock Quins, Austin Ray, Ray […]Read More

Fraud

Covid-19 Is Changing Criminal Behaviours

Are your conveyancing team up to speed with the frauds that you might inadvertently get caught up in? The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which describes itself as the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, including organisations like Interpol etc, have recently held a series of webinars which might help shed some light on […]Read More

Environment

How Is 3D Imagery Used By The Experts At Mining

Mining Searches UK are the leading specialist in mining site investigation and reporting. We are continually innovating to ensure we can provide the most robust assessment for our clients. On a recent site, Gwallon Keas (200 house development) for Devonshire Homes, we have been using innovative 3D CAD plans for our site assessment. Take up […]Read More

Conveyancing

Thirdfort Raises £1m In Seed-Plus Funding Round

Legal tech startup accelerating growth plans as Covid-19 increases law firm demand for secure, remote, user-friendly technology  Latest investors include James Meekings and Andrew Mullinger, co-founders of Funding Circle, and David Rutter, founder of R3 Legal tech startup Thirdfort has secured £1m in its latest fund raising, as the security specialist looks to capitalise on increasing demand […]Read More

Insight

Conveyancing Firms Urged To Embrace “Smarter Working”

Management consultancy Journey4, has released guidance on how businesses can implement ‘Smarter Working’, following lessons learned by businesses in the wake of coronavirus. Director, Stuart Pearce, outlines some key research findings and what this could mean for conveyancers. There is no doubt that the pandemic and lockdown restrictions caused companies and staff to work under […]Read More

Insight Property Market

Mini Housing Boom Continues

The latest Yomdel Sentiment Tracker suggests that the mini boom that the housing market has experienced since it re-opened following lockdown is continuing. The data released by Yomdel shows that there is a huge amount of sustained activity on estate agent websites for the fourth consecutive month. It found that website user numbers are 36% […]Read More

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