How conveyancers are using due diligence to attract estate agents leads

Smart conveyancers are making themselves indispensable to estate agents by doing their due diligence for them. Until now, estate agents and conveyancers have acted independently, duplicating each other’s checks at different stages of the sales process. That’s all changing now thanks to a new one-stop-shop that allows them to carry out agents’ checks for them. […]

Portfolio Service supports Greenwoods Legal LLP in meeting six-week completion deadline on substantial corporate transaction

Greenwoods Legal LLP recently called on tmgroup’s Portfolio Service when faced with 379 searches and meeting a six-week completion deadline as part of a substantial corporate transaction. Real Estate Head and Partner, Samantha East and Ewelina Kippen, Trainee Solicitor, at Greenwoods Legal LLP explains. The challenge The team was prompted to try tmgroup’s Portfolio Service […]

FCA’s Consumer Duty to lead “major shift” in financial services

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed its plans to bring in a new Consumer Duty, which will “fundamentally improve” how firms serve consumers. It will set higher and clearer standards of consumer protection across financial services and require firms to put their customers’ needs first. The Duty is made up of an overarching principle […]

LeO set to reduce complaints cut-off to one year

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The Legal Services Board (LSB) has announced that it has accepted the Legal Ombudsman’s (LeO) proposed amendments to the Scheme Rules, including the reduction of bringing complaints from six years to within one year. During the LSB’s final meeting before summer on the 19th July, the Board discussed proposals by the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) […]