Property at risk from Norwich’s hidden chalk mining legacy


Mining in Norfolk’s county town is suggested to date back as early as the 12th Century. However, across the county, there is clear evidence of mineral extraction dating back over 5000 years. In this latest case study examining major cities and the impacts of non-coal mineral mining, we look at how chalk has shaped the […]

Thirdfort property fraud webinar: how money launderers operate


AML regulations provide an essential framework for conveyancers to mitigate the risk of committing a serious money laundering offence. They also provide guidance for criminals looking to exploit the system. Compliance by itself does not remove risk, unless lawyers know how the bad guys operate and what to watch out for. The webinar will be […]

A digital planning system – how will it impact conveyancing?

Digital planning system

Having been delayed from last year, the new Planning Bill is due to go before parliament this spring and is set to overhaul the entire planning system for the first time since 1947. The new plans will bring about significant changes, aiming to make the process more accessible and bring it into the modern age. […]

Some may struggle to adapt to upfront information changes, warns top property lawyer

Major changes

While the upcoming major changes in upfront information are “long overdue” and can be traced back to objectives nearly 15 years old, the proposed developments are far from perfect – there are questions about enforcement and efficacy, and some may “struggle to adapt”, according to a top property lawyer from Irwin Mitchell. National Trading Standards […]

Major UK law firm becomes first to accept payments in cryptocurrency


gunnercooke has announced it is now accepting payment for legal and professional services via cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Bitcoin, in a move believed to be the first for a major law firm in the UK. Such payments are being accepted in a growing number of professional industries, but there are currently no major players […]