Josh Morris

Josh is the Journalist for the Today's Group and writes many of the articles for Today's Conveyancer. He graduated with a degree in Physics from Cardiff University in 2009 before training as a journalist.
He has previously written for The Times, The Mirror and The Daily Express.

Fraud

Scam Alert Round up 30th August

Here are the latest scam alerts as issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Emails misusing the name of “Clyde & Co LLP” Members of the public say they have received emails claiming to be from Clyde & Co with some from “Jenny Cooper” or “David Wilkinson”. The emails have come from several @gmail.com addresses and […]Read More

Organisations

Law Society criticises calls for publication of average prices

The Law Society has called the Legal Services Consumer Panel’s call for publication of average prices “misconceived.” Responding to the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP), which argued regulatory intervention is needed to ensure information about average fees is published, Law Society Chief Executive, Catherine Dixon, strongly disagreed. Catherine Dixon said: “We share the LSCP’s desire, […]Read More

Firms & People

Convey Law bring through first 17 “online graduates”

South Wales conveyancers Convey Law have brought through their first 17 paralegal conveyancers through their fast track training programme. The Newport based company developed The Conveyancing Academy Paralegal Course as part of the induction process for administrative and paralegal employees, allowing staff to be trained quickly, thoroughly and cost-effectively. The Conveyancing Academy is a division […]Read More

Firms & People

Blacks Connect Business Development Manager moves to Goldsmith Williams

Former Business Development Manager at Blacks Connect Emma Coffey has joined Goldsmith Williams as Head of Sales. In her new role Emma will lead the sales and marketing function of the firm’s property department, focusing on the introducer lender market, implementing their ambitious growth plans for their property proposition within the mortgage intermediary market. Emma […]Read More

Fraud

Scam Alert Round up 8th August

Here are the latest scam alerts as issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Emails from a “Clive Henry Solicitors” and “CHS Solicitors” A member of the public says they have received an email with supposed immigration documents claiming to be from a Mr Clive Henry of CHS Clive Henry Solicitors. The email asks the recipient […]Read More

Firms & People Legislation & Litigation

Revealed: the top reasons Land Registry rejected applications

These are the most common reasons why Land Registry rejected applications over the last twelve months. The most common reason listed was “defective application” followed by “identity information not supplied for all parties by conveyancer” – responsible for nearly a quarter of all rejections. Land Registry say less than 1% of applications are rejected. According […]Read More

Firms & People

Search provider Index awarded NLIS channel license

Index Property Information have been awarded a NLIS channel license by regulator Land Data. The company joins the two existing live NLIS channels, SearchFlow and Thames Water Property Searches in providing authoritative electronic land and property information through NLIS to the conveyancing profession. With 23 regional offices the company say they are one of the […]Read More

Property Market

Slough and Manchester top for foreign property investment outside London

Slough and Manchester have the highest density of foreign property investors according to research by Search Acumen. Land Registry lists nearly 100,000 (99,345) freehold or leasehold titles across England and Wales as being owned by foreign-registered businesses, including 675 within Slough’s ‘SL’ postcode area. Search Acumen’s analysis compares this to the number of addresses within […]Read More

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