OneSearch Direct announced as Associate Member of Conveyancing Information Executive

The Conveyancing Information Executive (CIE) has today announced that OneSearch Direct has become an Associate Member of the trade body organisation. OneSearch is the largest local search data company in the UK, providing property information and conveyancing solutions to solicitors and other customers throughout England and Wales. Part of Landmark Information Group, OneSearch have been […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – your employee toolkit


Property recruitment firm deverellsmith has launched an “employee toolkit” with the aim of protecting the mental wellbeing year-round of employees within the industry. The toolkit contains five tips to combat loneliness in the working from home era, as well as a “positive vibes playlist” and some useful contacts for mental wellbeing. Download a copy of the […]

Gateley announces £20m acquisition of Smithers Purslow


Legal and professional services group Gateley has acquired multi-disciplinary chartered surveying practice Smithers Purslow to expand its Property Platform business. The deal, worth £20m, is Gateley’s largest acquisition to date. Within Gateley’s Property Platform, a team of professionals advise on construction, planning, residential development, real estate finance, disputes, and investment matters. Smithers Purslow’s experience will […]

SRA consults on 2022-23 business plan, budget and fee levels

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched a public consultation on its 2022-23 Business Plan and budget, including details of the work it plans to focus on in the coming year, continuing its commitment to accountability and transparency. Covering the third and final year of the SRA’s current Corporate Strategy, the plan sets out the […]

Legal services not included in latest Russia sanctions


The new sanctions on Russia announced by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on 4th May do not cover the legal sector’s exportation of services to Russia. The new sanctions aim to “cut off Russia’s access to the UK’s management consulting, accounting and PR services”. Truss said: “Doing business with Putin’s regime is morally bankrupt and helps […]

“Mental health culture change” needed

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LawCare and the Law Society of England and Wales have joined forces to call for a change of culture in the profession, as they mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. LawCare’s 2021 Life in the Law report examined the culture and working practices in law and the impact of these on legal professionals’ […]