The many hats of a compliance officer

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In a discussion which will no doubt elicit cries of empathy and a collective nod from compliance teams in law firms up and down the country, Lucy Batten joins the latest Today’s Conveyancer Podcast to discuss her role as Executive Director and Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) at Gloucestershire-based Montpellier Legal. Her role encompasses […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 Special

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In this specially recorded podcast, the Today’s Conveyancer podcast joins forces with its sister podcasts from the Today’s Wills and Probate and Today’s Family Lawyer online news publications to discuss the topic of mental health and wellbeing ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, from 13th May 2024. Podcast host David Opie welcomes Legal Director at […]

The Building Safety Act – what you need to know

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In this latest episode of the Today’s Conveyancer Podcast host David Opie discusses the challenges firms face with the Building Safety Act (BSA). Liz Ramsden and Hannah Page, Senior Associate and Associate respectively at law firm Knights who have immersed themselves in all things Building Safety Act and now act on behalf of Knights in […]

We’re all human, we all make mistakes

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Joining the latest Today’s Conveyancer Podcast is Dan Temple, an expert in acknowledging and understanding the human impact of working, and managing employees and businesses. The discussion centres on creating effective and high performing teams, and what steps law firms can, and should, be taking to enable this in their business. Dan leads Cobalt Human […]

Cross-market data shows ‘optimistic signs’ for summer but still ‘reactive to external shocks’

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The latest cross-market data from Landmark shows a “cautiously optimistic” market – although one that is still “highly reactive to external shocks” such as fluctuating interest rates.  Landmark’s newly released Q1 Residential Property Trends report offers a comprehensive analysis of property data from the first quarter of the year, examining the entire residential property transaction […]

What is a digital property logbook?

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What are digital property logbooks, and why are they important to the future of property transactions? To answer these questions, and more, the Today’s Conveyancer podcast welcomes on Nigel Walley; founder and CEO of property logbook company Chimni, and Chair of the Residential Logbook Association. Nigel explains what the key differences between logbooks and Google […]

Reducing the compliance burden and improving the transaction experience

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Compliance business boss Tim Barnett joins the latest Today’s Conveyancer Podcast to discuss the work being done to improve the process, and experience for consumers, of anti-money laundering, customer due diligence and know your client verification. As CEO of ID and AML verification business Credas, Tim is well aware of the challenges this presents to […]

An American Adventure

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Chief Revenue Officer at Cashroom Alex Holt joins Today’s Conveyancer Podcast host David Opie to discuss his Cashroom and the development of the business over the last 10 years. Cashroom offer outsourced finance functions for law firms across the UK; and has grown as a number of factors have come together to place pressure on […]

Market conditions, the material information debate, and normalising climate change

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The Today’s Conveyancer podcast talks to Chief Operating Officer at environmental data and search provider Groundsure, Malcolm Smith. After nearly 20 years in the sector Malcolm is known to many and in a refreshingly honest discussion, he shares his thoughts on current market conditions, the up front information debate, and normalising climate change advice for […]

National Conveyancing Week 2024 Special Episode – HMLR in Conversation

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This special edition of the Today’s Conveyancer Podcast is guest hosted by one of the founders of National Conveyancing Week Rob Hailstone. Rob speaks with HM Land Registry’s Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Customer and Strategy Mike Harlow. Rob questions Mike about progress on the registrations backlogs, consistency of response from HMLR,  lender updates, […]

Law firms and leadership – the skill of profitable delegation

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The Today’s Conveyancer podcast welcome Dan Warburton on to discuss the topic of leadership. Dan works with law firms leaders and partners to elevate their leadership skills to enable them empower staff to be more efficient and effective. Dan describes his work as “the skill of profitable delegation;” to create leaders who can deliver high […]

What Clients Want…

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The latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast explores the perennial question on the minds and lips of most businesses… what do clients really want? A report from Law Firm Marketing Club does just that. Now in it’s 4th year, “What Clients Want” is an extensive piece of research which asks consumers of legal services what they want […]

“We’re arguing over boilers, not practicing the law”

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Ruth Beeton co founder of Home Sale Pack join the Today’s Conveyancer podcast to discuss the launch of the business which aims to collect more property information and data up front in the course of a property transaction in order to create greater speed and certainty. Ruth, from North East firm HS Conveyancing Ltd, has […]

The importance of performance management over appraisals

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Hamza Hafesji, Group Product Manager at Advanced Legal, joins the latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast to discuss the importance of implementing a culture of performance management in a business.  For years the only time most employees receive any sort of constructive feedback has been in an annual appraisal. For Hamza, something has to fundamentally change and […]

The ex-conveyancer’s view: Launching a new technology platform

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Today’s Conveyancer podcast host David Opie is joined by former-conveyancer Chris Scantlebury, the founder and director at conveyancing platform ProConvey.  Chris explains how he has moved on from front line conveyancing to develop ProConvey; an digital conveyancing tool that helps conveyancers and estate agents better collaborate. Having spent 10 years “down the mines” at the […]

How to better deal with complaints and compliance considerations

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Kate Burt joins this latest episode of the Today’s Conveyancer podcast. Kate is a solicitor and compliance consultant, running specialist consultancy Hive Risk. The topic of discussion is compliance and the way external organisations can support firms, before moving on to specifically talk about complaints handling. As Kate says, compliance is not just the SRA […]

The regulator’s view; anti-money laundering and the CLC

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The Today’s Conveyancer podcast returns for it’s third series with our first episode of 2024. And we’re launching with a bang with Sebastian Haller, Deputy Director of Anti-Money Laundering at the Council for Licensed Conveyancers sharing the regulator’s views on the challenges conveyancers and property lawyers face when it comes to anti-money laundering (AML) Sebastian […]

Insight, opinion and innovation; Today’s Conveyancer Podcast Round-Up 2023

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The Today’s Conveyancer podcast delivers regular insight into goings on across the property industry through interviews and discussions with those who are actively engaged in it. Since launching in 2021 it has now delivered 71 episodes covering topics as varied as land law, case and matter management and technology, sales and marketing, market analysis, new […]

The challenges of running a law firm in 2023

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In the final Today’s Conveyancer podcast of 2023 host David Opie discusses the challenges of running a law firm in 2023 with Ellisons Managing Partner Guy Longhurst. Ellisons are a full service firm with 5 offices and 275 staff across Suffolk and Essex, putting them in the top 200 bracket of firms in England and […]

“An opportunity for a change in the way conveyancers offer their services”

There is an opportunity for a change in the way conveyancers offer their services as a result of the introduction of the Material Information Guidance, suggests Head of the National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agents Team (NTSELAT), James Munro.  Speaking on the Today’s Conveyancer podcast, Munro says there is a “great opportunity for the […]