Is your law firm compliant with the new right to work and staff vetting requirements?


Since the UK Home office has introduced changes to the right to work checks on the 1st of October 2022, all UK employers, including law firms, must use a government certified identity service provider (IDSP) to digitally verify employee right to work statuses, or go back to physically checking their new hires’ documents in person. […]

Encouraging signs for conveyancers with homebuyer intent on the rise

Property-related searches are on the rise according to research carried out by Legal Bricks, part of Access Legal, despite predictions that the property market would slump in 2023 due to economic challenges. The research looked at searches in the UK for key terms, including Rightmove, Zoopla, “homes near me” and “new build homes near me” […]

Arun, Gateshead & Hillingdon voted best LLC teams for Customer Satisfaction in England and Wales by conveyancers

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West Devon, Dudley & Barnet highly commended at 2023 Local Land Charges Awards for Excellence, hosted in Bristol by comedian Dominic Holland. Conveyancers and solicitors in England and Wales have voted with their feet and named Arun District Council, Gateshead Metropolitan District Council, and the London Borough of Hillingdon as the top Local Land Charges teams for customer satisfaction, 2023.   The winners were revealed on 28th March at the […]

ESTAS honoured at British Conveyancing Awards

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The ESTAS team picked up an award of their own at the British Conveyancer Awards recently, in recognition of the support that their review solution provides to the wider property industry. As one of the original cohort of proptechs in the UK, The ESTAS Group launched their fully-digitised Reviews solution in 2008. Specifically developed for […]

The Lender’s Corner: Removing housebuilding targets will be a backwards step

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Martese Carton, Director of Mortgage Distribution, Leeds Building Society. April sees the Levelling Up Bill reaching its final Parliamentary stages. The government’s consultation into its proposed planning changes has now closed, and the industry awaits its response with anticipation. As a result of the new Bill, the government’s manifesto commitment to build 300,000 new homes […]

House prices: Seventh consecutive monthly decline in March

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New data has revealed that house prices are down 3.1%, suggesting the largest annual decline since July 2009. According to Nationwide building society, all regions saw a slowing in price growth, with most seeing small year-on-year falls. Prices fell faster in March than in February – down 0.8% in a month compared to a 0.5% […]

Actionable business insights: What conveyancers really need to know

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

On the latest Today’s Conveyancer Podcast, host David Opie is joined by Karen Babington to talk about her latest business venture: Valafy. Babington has a wealth of experience in the property sector starting out in sales and marketing at a regional lender before moving on to work in and with law firms and panel managers, […]