Month: June 2021

Call for Evidence

LSB consults on new processes for changing regulatory arrangements

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched a consultation on proposed new rules and guidance for alterations to regulatory arrangements. One of the oversight regulator’s core statutory functions is assessing applications from regulatory bodies to alter their regulatory arrangements. The process for this has not been substantially reviewed since 2010.Following engagement with the approved regulators […]Read More

Compliance Environment Organisations

tm:tv to give property professionals the lowdown on ESG

ESG, more formally known as Environmental, Social and Governance criteria, is undoubtedly complex – with nuances, reliance on multiple data sources, and more! Yet it’s something law firms need to develop a greater understanding of, as investors are increasingly looking to improve sustainability measures across their portfolios. To give property professionals a head start on […]Read More

Conveyancing

Solicitors’ leader welcomed SRA’s diverse draft business plan and budget

Solicitors’ leaders today welcomed the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) draft 2021-2022 business plan and budget, which will focus on anti-money laundering (AML), diversity, inclusion, technology and innovation. Law Society of England and Wales president I. Stephanie Boyce said: “We are pleased to see the SRA prioritising its work and resources on its core regulatory function […]Read More

Conveyancing

Interview with Global CEO of PracticeEvolve Group

PracticeEvolve are a recent addition to our range of partners. Further to success in Australia, PracticeEvolve launched operations within the UK in 2018. We speak with David Boland, Global CEO of PracticeEvolve Group, about their recent acquisitions, cloud software and how legal tech providers need to take responsibility for the success of law firms. Tell […]Read More

Compliance Conveyancing Fraud Property Market

Solicitors fined over failure to prevent £3.3m conveyancing fraud

Two directors of the firm Mayland Porter have been fined £10,000 and £5,001 respectively, after failing to adequately oversee the activities of a bogus solicitor alleged to have carried out £3.3m in property fraud. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) fined Darren Fazackerley and Meenan Goyal in relation to conveyancing frauds taking place in the London […]Read More

Feature Guest Writers Insight Technology

Law firm websites are not ready for latest Google update

Legal digital marketing agency founder, Sam Borrett, examines the data from the third annual legal sector review of law firm’s website performance and draws out some interesting conclusions to help law firms migrate to a new digital-first world. The general trend from this year’s report appears to be that often just one or two particular […]Read More

Conveyancing

SDLT’s Out for Summer!

The last 15 months has been a time of unprecedented stress for conveyancers, who have literally been pushed to their limits. Legal Bricks has partnered with Leah Steele from Searching for Serenity to bring conveyancers a dedicated session to share their experiences with peers, learn some invaluable skills for preventing/reversing burnout, managing stress and building […]Read More

Conveyancing

New Data Insights Report snapshots flood risk in England &

Landmark Information’s new series of reports offers insightful round-up of property, environmental and land-based intelligence. Data from the first in a new series of Data Insights Reports from Landmark Information has shown the broad extent to which flooding poses an ongoing threat across England and Wales. The report provides land and property industry professionals with […]Read More

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