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Staying on top of regulatory change with Property Report Feb 21, 2023 11:00 AM Staying what it regulatory changes can be a challenge when creating Reports on Title. Manually updating Reports and knowing precisely where changes need to be applied takes time and presents significant risk. Join us as we explore how changes in regulation […]

Know your law firm inside out – with Management Accounts

Law firms, like any other business, rely on accurate and timely financial information to make informed decisions and to manage their operations effectively. Management Accounts provide this information by regularly summarising a company’s financial performance and position. Budgets, cashflow projections and expert advice are crucial to knowing where your law firm is and predicting where […]

Industry gears up for National Conveyancing Week

Conveyancers and those around the home-moving industry are gearing up for the inaugural National Conveyancing Week which will run from 20th March-24th March 2023. Following the release of the agenda, conveyancers and suppliers have been getting ready with their own events throughout the week to shine a positive light on the conveyancing sector.  Over 100 […]

Land Registry workers set for five-day strike action

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union has announced its members working for HM Land Registry (HMLR) will begin five days of strike action later this month. More than 350 Land Registry workers in Birkenhead, Coventry, Croydon, Durham, Fylde, Gloucester, Hull, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Swansea, Telford, and Weymouth will take action from February 27th […]

Final chance to vote: British Conveyancing Awards Industry Champion 2023

The deadline for the public vote for the Today’s Conveyancer Industry Champion is midnight tonight, 20th February 2023. The finalists for the 2023 Today’s Conveyancer Industry Champion, sponsored by Minerva, are…  Scott Bozinis Nick Chadbourne Rob Hailstone Natalie Moore Clare Yates Congratulations to our five finalists who have been recognised by their peers. Vote for your […]

Conveyancing fees up 8% over last year – study

New research has revealed average conveyancing fees have increased by 8% since the beginning of last year. Specifically, the average freehold purchase fee increased to £1,184.21 from £1,092.89 over the period, an 8.02% rise. The rise seen for freehold sale fees was smaller at 2.61%, bringing the average cost to £1,119.10. Fees for leasehold sales […]

Prioritising the wellbeing of conveyancers through 2023 and beyond


At the start of any year, it’s positive to have a series of goals that you’d like to see resolutions for. Especially when you have been working on these for a long time and you get closer to securing the result you want to see. I certainly feel like that across a number of the […]

Legal AI platform “marks new era for industry”, says Magic Circle firm

A new legal artificial intelligence (AI) platform has been described as “marking a new era for the legal industry” by one Magic Circle Senior Partner. The platform, known as Harvey, is built on the platform developed by Open AI – the team behind ChatGPT – and has been tested by 3,500 of Allen & Overy’s […]

Diary of a high street conveyancer: 20th February 2023

I was going to write about the different types of names, titles, and job descriptions given to those who practise conveyancing – this week I have collated a list which ranges from conveyancing executive to my favourite, as told to me by a partner in a nearby firm: trainee specialist. That last one raises all […]

The straw that breaks the camel’s back?

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

This week’s Today’s Conveyancer podcast features a topical discussion about the growing complexity of conveyancing, and the expectations consumers, estate agents, lenders and brokers as to the role of the conveyancer.  Is it fair, or right, that we face calls to add to the wealth of due diligence we already undertake? How can we be […]

Abolishing leasehold – is this the answer?

Leigh Shapiro, Residential Property Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell, looks at the implications of – and alternatives to – Michael Gove’s proposal to abolish leasehold Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recently declared that in this parliament, perhaps even this calendar year, legislation intending to abolish leasehold will be introduced. What is […]