Increased indemnity costs and personal guarantee demands to threaten UK law firms 

Indemnity costs

Most smaller UK law firms have done incredibly well to ensure continuity during the pandemic. However, since the SRA Compliance Conference in November 2021, firms have become concerned about potential increases in professional indemnity insurance (PII) costs. According to recent reports, and experience from the last set of renewals, they may also have to sign […]

Top 10 Local Land Charge teams in England and Wales recognised at 2022 Land Data Awards for Excellence  

Land Data

Local Land Charges teams at ten local authorities have been recognised at the annual Land Data Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence which took place virtually on 8th & 9th March 2022. The national awards highlight the work and achievements of Local Land Charges departments in England and Wales. Entries and nominations were submitted by solicitors, licensed conveyancers, customer […]

Evolution of legal technology: the importance of service with software

Legal technology

In the last 10 years, technology as a whole has accelerated at a rapid pace, meaning the user ultimately has more control of what they want to achieve and more means of doing so. Likewise, legal technology has advanced enormously in this time, and law firms now have a wide variety of choice when it […]

Government lists amendments to Economic Crime Bill as Law Society offers backing

Economic Crime Bill

The government has announced amendments to the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill in an effort to “crack down on corrupt elites and ramp up pressure on Putin’s regime”. This comes as the Law Society announced its support for the Bill on Monday, offering their help in making it as effective as possible. The Bill, […]

SRA launches health and wellbeing consultation

SRA logo

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is consulting on proposed changes to its rules that would reinforce its powers to deal with risks to clients and the public when these stem from a poor work culture in law firms. The proposals also seek to clarify the SRA’s approach to situations where a solicitor’s health issues affect […]

How to make the conveyancing process more efficient – part 2

Conveyancing process

Why would we not want to see a positive, proactive change to improve the home moving process? Is it really an option that we just carry on as we did before? That, by the way, is what litigation solicitors call a “leading question”. There is no reason why we cannot change the way in which […]