Conveyancing firms ranked for digital conveyancing maturity in new index

Bristol-based Eden claims top spot in new Digital Conveyancing Maturity Index The Digital Conveyancing Maturity Index is a first for the industry, assessing the progress conveyancers are making in adopting technology that can improve the conveyancing process. The research was conducted by InfoTrack and supported by leading industry bodies including the Law Society, the CLC, […]

Become a #FertilityAmbassador by signing the Fertility Workplace Pledge

A new campaign to improve the rights of employees undergoing fertility treatment has this week been launched in Parliament as part of National Fertility Awareness Week. Here’s all you need to know on how you and your firm can get involved. Fertility treatment affects millions of people from all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. It is […]

HMLR practice guide updates: October 2022

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HM Land Registry practice guide updates: October 2022 (PG28, PG28s1) Extension of leases (PG28) Page summary: How to extend the term of a lease and register the transaction (practice guide 28). Change made: Sections 2.1 and 3 have been amended to clarify as to what forms of copy of the surrendered lease are acceptable together […]

Did you know that cash flow is the second most pressing concern for law firms?

We are excited to let you know about a great new feature we’ve developed to help you stay on top of your client payments. Monies Received automatically updates your CMS when a client makes a payment to you via their digital wallet. It allows you to instantly see when you’ve been paid without having to […]

Research reveals spine-chilling discount on haunted houses

New research has revealed that owners of haunted houses are forced to knock hundreds of thousands of pounds of the price of their property if they wish to find a buyer for their spooky abode. Halloween may be the time of year when homeowners want to shout about their haunted house. However, House Buyer Bureau’s […]

Who is responsible for reporting on climate change risk in property transactions?

Climate change is perhaps the foremost issue of our time, tearing up planet Earth’s rulebook as we know it, and property is especially vulnerable to its impacts. It follows, therefore, that the risk posed by climate change is addressed in property transactions – though this view is not unanimously held. In fact, responding to a […]

CLC warns conveyancers: Prepare for a “significant fall” in case volumes

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has recommended that conveyancing firms should stress test their businesses for resilience to a “significant fall” in work volumes. Explaining the warning, the CLC said “the economic outlook for the UK is uncertain”, adding that “the global economy is challenging and the pressures on UK businesses and citizens are […]

Automation a key factor in conveyancer exodus – claim


The number of solicitors and firms conducting conveyancing work is falling, and new research has suggested that automation is one key factor leading to the change. Across the UK in September 2022, there were over 6,500 legal practices involved in residential conveyancing work, according to IRN Legal in their latest UK Residential Conveyancing Market Trends […]

HMLR: How we’re making our services more efficient

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At the end of August, we published our Strategy 2022+ and our three-year Business Plan. Alongside a number of other commitments to support the property market and UK economy, both set out how we will improve the speed of our services – providing truly outstanding, resilient, secure services. We believe this can only be delivered through a combination […]

All you need to know about this week’s SLC Annual Conference

The Society of Licensed Conveyancers will be holding its Annual Conference in Derby on Wednesday 2nd November 2022. Kate Faulkner will be hosting the conference again this year. Speakers joining her in presenting include Dame Janet Paraskeva (CLC Chair), Simon Hayes (HM Land Registry Chief Registrar), Paul McFadden (Chief Ombudsman at LEO), and Matthew Hill […]

Could blockchain help improve the conveyancer/estate agent relationship?

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Having achieved seed investment in Move Genius, Founder Hannah Nicholson joins host David Opie to discuss the direction of travel of technology in the conveyancing space. Creating a seamless journey for home movers, estate agents and conveyancers seems to be the holy grail, but with myriad technology solutions, how can we achieve a more joined […]

We cannot tar all leaseholders with the same brush

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When it comes to the perceived abuse of leaseholders and what might be termed a dereliction of duty over the years by various stakeholders, there might be a temptation to throw every single one collectively “under the bus”. However, I think it’s important – particularly for the public and leaseholders at large – to consider […]