Updated practice guides: PG73, PG50, PG27, PG6 and PG62

HMLR practice guide

Statements of truth (PG73) Page summary: Information about the use of statements of truth in support of applications to HM Land Registry (practice guide 73). Change made: Section 2 has been amended to highlight that the statement of truth forms ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4 and ST5 should not be used for any application type other […]

VirtualSignature-ID is category winner at this year’s Computing Cloud Excellence Awards

iTrain Legal to adopt and promote VirtualSignature-ID

Leading digital eSignature and ID verification platform VirtualSignature.com has been presented with the award for “Most Innovative Cloud Product or Service” at this year’s prestigious Computing Cloud Excellence Awards in London. The Awards recognise the very best of the UK’s cloud industry and it selected VirtualSignature-ID for its highly innovative and powerful, yet easy to […]

We’re making property logbooks work – RLBA

Property logbooks are helping conveyancing firms get on the front foot with post completion, encouraging home movers to take greater ownership of their property information and enabling them to present more up-front information to prospective buyers when they come to next transact their property. There are also indications that property logbooks can help firms retain […]

Risk to mental health in the workplace – what are they and how to manage them

It is World Mental Health Day on 10 October: an opportunity to raise awareness and campaign for change. This year we want to highlight the responsibilities of employers to create mentally healthy workplaces. The traditional view of health and safety in the workplace is evolving to include the risks to mental health in workplaces and […]

CA launch Digital Conveyancing Protocol

Conveyancing Association announces date

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched its “Future Digital Conveyancing Protocol” document to help firms benefit from the range of digital services available to support the home buying and selling process, and to help deliver improvements in the efficiency and safety of it. This specific Protocol has been written to include a range of recommendations […]

Digital Conveyancing Summit returns in 2023

InfoTrack has announced the return of The Digital Conveyancing Summit in 2023. This year’s event will consist of a one-day hybrid event as well as a series of educational online masterclasses. Through a series of panel sessions and presentations, the event will explore the most interesting topics that are making a real difference in conveyancing […]

Conveyancing charity hits £1m milestone

The Conveyancing Foundation has announced it has raised over £1m for causes up and down the country and has paid tribute to “the individuals, volunteers, and organisations that have played a pivotal role in reaching this remarkable achievement.” Since its inception in 2010 the charity has been raising funds through events, industry challenges and the […]

Are we in the midst of a conveyancing cold war?

Half a century next year. 50 years of being heavily involved with conveyancing, conveyancers, and estate agents. As the saying goes, I would have got less time for murder! Those 50 years included moving from the 20th Century to the 21st Century, and the job and the conveyancing process is more difficult, challenging, and frustrating […]

Unlocking the potential of Upfront Information in conveyancing

Earlier this month, the newly-created Digital Property Market Steering Group (DPMSG) held its first conference and in a wide-ranging series of sessions there was plenty of positivity about what could be achieved by improved use of digital services within the conveyancing process, and a series of discussions about the potential barriers to change. As you […]

AI and conveyancing; the art of the possible

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

The latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast welcomes Orbital Witness CEO Ed Boulle on to discuss how the explosion of technologies using artificial intelligence is being harnessed to benefit conveyancing lawyers. Far from technology replacing lawyers, the work being done by organisations like Orbital Witness is designed to enhance the role of the lawyer say Ed; removing […]