On-boarding trial speeds up transactions by 7 weeks

A 12 month trial of an in-house on-boarding software has resulted in a reduction in transaction times of up to 7 weeks, say Derby-based legal, property and financial specialists, Sort Group. The software, which was built but Sort Group themselves, includes the licensed Law Society protocol forms and third-party integrations with HooYu and Yoti Sign, which […]

Details of funding to improve digital homebuying

Further details have emerged around the £3m of funding allocated to investment in the home buying and selling process announced in last week’s Autumn Statement. It is hoped the investment in innovative technologies and data projects will improve the home buying a selling process in England and Wales.  The £3m of funding will be allocated […]

InfoTrack takes home Supplier of the Year at British Legal Technology Awards

InfoTrack has been awarded Supplier of the Year at the 2023 British Legal Technology awards for the second time in three years. Taking the win for Supplier of the Year for their eCOS client onboarding solution, the award recognises demonstrated excellence in legal technology and client-focused services. The award honours suppliers which are re-shaping the […]

Cyber incident affects c.80 conveyancing firms

A cyber incident, which was first reported on Wednesday 22nd November, has brought many conveyancing firms, and transactions, to a standstill. Legal sector specialist infrastructure service provider CTS confirmed last week it had been the victim of a “cyber incident” and was working to restore systems “as soon as possible.“ Despite initial reports suggesting up […]

SRA report examines use of AI in law firms

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have shared a report outlining both the opportunities and risks associated with and presented by the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This report forms part of the SRA’s Risk Outlook series and the latest report specifically focuses on how AI is impacting the legal services sector. The report, whilst researching […]

An expert take on case and matter management

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

Steven Hill, Managing Director at Case Management System provider Denovo BI joins Today’s Conveyancer Podcast host David Opie to discuss technology, case management, and the challenge of working across Scottish and English jurisdictions. Steven talks about his history with the business  over 18 years and his recent promotion to the role of Managing Director. Denovo […]

“Cyber incident” impacting transactions – c. 80 firms affected

A reported “cyber incident” is affecting around 80 firms up and down the country and preventing transactions moving forward. The outage legal sector specialist infrastructure service provider CTS is preventing firms from accessing systems and risks bringing exchanges and completions to a standstill. The issue has been brought to the attention of Today’s Conveyancer by […]

Tie up to offer reservation agreements to panel manager

Reservation agreements will be offered to home movers through a partnership between a digital reservations services provider and a residential property consultancy. The “strategic partnership” between Gazeal and Landmark will see reservation agreements integrated into the Optimus panel management offering for home movers. The tie up has been described as a way for buyers and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rowlinsons upgrades source of funds verification with Armalytix

Rowlinsons Solicitors, a highly respected, award-winning law firm in Cheshire and Source of Funds experts Armalytix are partnering up to make client processes simple and effective. Armalytix is an FCA regulated data intelligence firm that works with some of the biggest and best firms in the UK to allows consumers to safely share data via […]

PLS Solicitors chooses LMS Secure Link Workspace to streamline communication with stakeholders

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Today, LMS, the UK’s leading conveyancer and panel management specialist, announces that PLS Solicitors, an award-winning property law practice, has selected LMS Secure Link Workspace as its method for complete communication and enquiry management with all stakeholders in the conveyancing process. With efficiency and security already at the heart of the Secure Link offering, LMS […]

Webinar to discuss how SME law firms can build a client focused brand

How to build a client-focused brand and the impact that a law firm’s pricing model has on the client experience are the key topics to be discussed by an expert legal panel, for the second episode of series two of Osprey Approach’s Build Better Habits webinars. Joining event host Amy Bruce, marketing manager at Osprey […]

Martello Joins Mishcon de Reya’s MDR Lab Programme

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Martello, a digital platform that is building the first live property search database to help speed up the homebuying process, has today announced that it has joined the summer cohort of MDR Lab, the product-focused innovation programme of Mishcon de Reya, one of the UK’s leading law firms. Over the coming 12 weeks, Martello will […]

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. […]

Enquiries: How can we make better sense of the challenge?

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This latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast welcomes Chris Harris on to discuss the current state of the conveyancing market and the challenges firms face in harnessing technology to make transactions run smoother. Familiar to many, Chris has been in and around the conveyancing profession for a number of years as a practising solicitor and a panel […]

InfoTrack integrates with LMS Secure Link to drive efficiency for conveyancing stakeholders

LMS, the UK’s leading conveyancer and panel management specialist, today announces that InfoTrack,a pioneering digital conveyancing provider, has integrated with Secure Link to facilitate access to the service for all its clients and deliver an enhanced user experience.  LMS Secure Link is an innovative messaging service, launched last year to streamline the conveyancing process and improve case […]

The Legal Sector Faces “Unprecedented Levels of Fraud” in 2023

The legal sector in the UK has been warned to brace itself for an increase in fraud cases in 2023, following the largest ever fraud operation by the police, involving tens of thousands of suspected criminals across the globe. The operation was successful in dismantling an international fraud website known as iSpoof, which was being […]

InfoTrack enhances customer due diligence with new One-click AML

Legal technology pioneer InfoTrack has launched a new enhanced One-click AML check to speed up customer due diligence within the client onboarding process. Embedded within InfoTrack’s digital client onboarding solution eCOS, solicitors can now benefit from this innovative AML check that uses identity data extracted during the Verification of Identity process directly from a scan […]

Case management – what does 2023 hold?

Today's Conveyancer Podcast

In this latest Today’s Conveyancer podcast host David Opie is joined by Martin MacDuff, founder of Redbrick Solutions, to discuss case management systems, practice management systems and technology. Are conveyancers more reliant on case management workflows than ever before? With experienced conveyancers leaving the industry, how much do we have a “computer says no” culture […]