Is your firm up to speed with April’s AML changes?

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The 2022 Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations, effective from 1st April 2023, will require businesses subject to the MLRs to conduct checks of the register of overseas entities (ROE) at Companies House for dealings with corporate entities. For dealings with trust entities, businesses subject to the MLRs will have to comply with […]

Smoove confirms PEXA takeover discussions

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Smoove plc has this morning confirmed that it is in early discussions with PEXA Group Limited regarding a possible cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of the company. Smoove – which provides a host of software solutions across the property market for conveyancers, lenders, agents, and more – […]

X-Press sponsors industry leading conference

X-Press Legal Services is delighted to be headline sponsor of The Legal Eye Annual Risk and Compliance Conference 2023. Held at The Edwardian Hotel in Manchester on 18 May from 10am-4pm, this year’s conference focusses on Managing AML in 2023. A hot top for conveyancers across the UK, the conference will provide expert insights into […]

New climate change guidance is a burden conveyancers could do without

The burden on conveyancers is set to increase after The Law Society of England and Wales last week confirmed solicitors have an overall duty to advise on climate change risks. Conveyancing solicitors must now consider whether climate searches are required for every property transaction they oversee with the caveat that they “should not advise on […]

Can legal case management support your firm through uncertain UK housing market conditions?

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The cost-of-living crisis and high mortgage rates we have seen so far this year have inevitably weakened UK market conditions. The uncertainty in the current housing market is bound to impact important business decisions, especially decisions that implement constructive change within a law practice. Reports from Nationwide confirming “March saw a further decline in annual […]

Diary of a high street conveyancer: 24th April 2023


I was reminded this week of the world in which we live as conveyancers and the language we use which is specific to our role. I had sent a report on the Local Authority search to my client and had mentioned that there was an entry relating to building works. This sent the client into […]

How upskilling staff on your CMS will improve service, efficiency, and profitability

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

The latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast discusses the changing nature of law firm case management systems and how we can best leverage their functionality. Joining host David Opie is Adam Bullion, General Manager of Marketing at Practice Evolve, to discuss his thoughts on the current state of legal case management, and what the future might hold. […]