Q1 2022 property trends: a welcome return to normality


The biggest headline emerging from Landmark’s Q1 2022 Property Trends Report is that the data signals a very welcome shift back towards pre-pandemic market conditions after the turbulence of 2020 and 2021. This is undoubtedly good news for conveyancing lawyers. For law firms dealing with property transactions, peaks and troughs can be difficult to resource […]

Resolute and relentless: the lawyers of Ukraine


The legal sector of Ukraine has been thrust into a war-torn whirlwind of an economic climate, bringing with it untold levels of hardship and uncertainty. Yet, in the face of Russian aggression, Ukraine’s lawyers and firms are doing everything they can to uphold their industry – and their nation. After the first month of the […]

Technology and the single platform conveyancing solution

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

In this Today’s Conveyancer podcast David Opie is joined by Peter Ambrose, Managing Director at The Partnership based in Guildford. Peter talks about his experience as a non-lawyer leading a law firm, and how his background in technology in the UK and America has led to him adopting a “technology first” approach at The Partnership. […]

BARBRI Global partners with the O Shaped Lawyer


BARBRI Global partners with the O Shaped Lawyer to help shape its course content beyond SQE1 & SQE2 O Shaped Lawyer has partnered with BARBRI Global, a leading global legal education provider, to help shape its content beyond SQE1 & SQE2 and provide the “client voice” to BARBRI’s “Prep for Practice” Programme. As part of […]

LawCare: the value of peer support

We all know the phrases “a problem shared is a problem halved” or “it’s good to talk”, but the benefits in talking about how you are feeling go far beyond this. When we are in a difficult situation we lose our problem-solving abilities. It can be impossible to focus and it can seem overwhelming to […]

Why timing matters for second stage leasehold reform proposals


When the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 comes into force on 30 June 2022 it will restrict the ground rent on most types of new leases of residential properties in England and Wales to a peppercorn, or zero, rent. The new law is part of the Government reforms aimed at making leasehold ownership “fairer […]

Local Land Charges Register grows as Lincoln joins the service


HM Land Registry’s national Local Land Charges Register continues to grow with the City of Lincoln being the latest local authority to join the service on 20th April 2022. Kieron Manning, Assistant Director of Planning at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We have today migrated our local land charges service to the national register. This […]

72% rise in home moves expected in Q2 2022


Despite the enormous rise in the cost of living, the number of people expected to move house in the UK over the next three months has increased quarter-on-quarter by 72% from 191,538 households in January 2022 to 328,640 in April 2022. According to the Q1 2022 Property & Homemovers Report from property and data insight […]