Survey: winning more profitable work and pricing for value


Shaun Jardine of Big Yellow Penguin has teamed up with The Thriving Company to gain insights into how different pricing approaches affect professional services firms’ profitability. Results will be circulated to the participants of the survey in mid-September. Participants will gain access to insights that will help them improve profitability, as well as gain more […]

Social housing: making data intelligence for enhanced asset management accessible

Housing associations, with their large, diverse, and complex portfolios, find themselves facing aggressive government targets on energy performance and development, while struggling with often decentralised, inconsistent and unstructured data on their asset portfolios. As a result, planning and decision-making can be fraught with uncertainty. Data is, of course, a valuable resource with the potential to […]

CILEX moves to transfer oversight to SRA

CILEX (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) is in talks with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to explore a proposal to transfer the regulation of its members from its own regulator, CILEX Regulation Ltd (CRL), to the SRA. The aim is to ensure that the regulation of the 20,000 CILEX members continues to be both […]

Panels urged to increase fees

A sales progression and conveyancing network business has raised the fees for its firms and has called on the industry to support conveyancers in increasing their fees. Yorkshire-based Assured Sale and Progression Ltd (ASAP) have increased fees in an effort to give solicitors the financial backing required to consistently provide high-quality legal services to buyers […]

HMLR webinars: execution of deeds and searches of part

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We’d like to invite you to register for our latest free webinars on Execution of Deeds and Searches of Part. Both webinars are now available on demand, so you can sign up and watch at any time. The Execution of Deeds webinar is designed to be useful to anyone involved in the process of a […]

Joined-up ID checks provide a commercial opportunity for conveyancers


As I write this, I am about to be in the proud position that Credas – the company that I lead – is to be one of the first accredited with DIATF status. DIATF is the new Government approved framework that prescribes rules and standards in providing trustworthy digital identity solutions. Think of it as […]

Greater cooperation between estate agents and conveyancers essential, says new report

Greater cooperation between estate agents and conveyancers essential, says new report

According to “Working Better Together”, a new report by Coadjute, both professions see real opportunity from building greater respect, trust, and openness in the relationship. Based on a survey of nearly 500 UK property professionals, the “Working Better Together” report provides insight into the complex and changing relationship between conveyancers and estate agents. The findings […]

The Ombudsman’s corner: 22nd July 2022

When I speak to service providers I often get asked to advise them on what their approach should be if, having received a complaint from a client, they find that things had gone wrong and they have to uphold the complaint. How should they then put things right? At the Legal Ombudsman our approach, when […]

Half of small businesses forced to increase prices as they battle rising costs

Half of small businesses forced to increase prices to cope with rising costs

Almost half (49%) of all small business owners in the UK are set to increase their prices as they look to battle rising costs, a new report reveals. The SME Insights Report, released by Simply Business, one of the UK’s biggest small business insurance providers, saw over 1,000 small business owners from across the UK surveyed. It lays […]