Is now a good time to buy?


Six months on from the end of the Stamp Duty Holiday, the residential property market appears to be extremely buoyant. House prices have risen at the fastest rate for many years. Although average house prices started to grow slowly at the beginning of January, they grew nonetheless and may continue to grow for the foreseeable […]

SRA appoints new Director of Education and Training

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has appointed Julie Swan as Director of Education and Training, a role which will include leading the ongoing delivery of the SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination). Julie will succeed the present incumbent, Julie Brannan who leaves in June this year after a hugely successful period in this important position. Julie has […]

Confessions of a cyber conveyancer

So there we were, sitting around, eating bonbons, adding features to our case management system, and generally feeling pretty confident with how we were leading the way in conveyancing technology. When suddenly, last Tuesday, a message popped up at the bottom of the browser on our screens. I can’t remember the words exactly but, roughly […]

Developers: £4 billion cladding bill will prevent new affordable homes


The £4 billion cladding tax bill faced by housing developers will come at the cost of new affordable homes, developers have warned the government. The first round of discussions held between housebuilders and Michael Gove, Secretary of State for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, resulted in some the UK’s biggest housebuilders signing […]

Profits rise by 28% for Co-op Legal Services

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Profits have risen by 28% to £5 million over the last year for Co-Op Legal Services in a year that also saw revenue rise 3% to £39 million.  Co-op Legal Services was established in 2006 with the initial goal of providing legal services to all Co-op members. Since then, the company has increased its range of services and […]