Search Acumen offers conveyancers access to ground-breaking new legal indemnity tool

Partnership with DUAL Asset Underwriting brings access for Search Acumen clients Search Acumen has become the first conveyancing search provider to offer its clients access to My Legal Indemnity Shop, a ground-breaking new tool which gives conveyancers a one-stop shop to source competitive quotes and combine policies for legal indemnity insurance. This new partnership will […]

SRA launch online solicitor checking database

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority have launched an online database of law firms which they say will improve access to information on the 10,000 plus law firms they regulate. Law firm search, which can be found here, allows people to check whether firms are authorised by the SRA and provides some data such as contact details. It […]

Double trouble

When is a hack attack an act of terror and which insurance policy should respond?

Fifty mortgage brokers a week signing up for ConveyancingBrain

Five hundred mortgage brokers have so far signed up for ConveyancingBrain, the new system for mortgage brokers, since it launched at the end of 2015. Mortgage Brain, who launched the product, say they are attracting fifty new customers each week. The system offers mortgage brokers a one-step registration and login process and instant access to […]

CHAPS to run longer from June

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CHAPS to run longer from June Bank transfer system CHAPS is to stay open an extra hour and forty minutes from 20th June. The Bank of England’s Real Time Gross Settlement System, which processes the payments, will enable banks and building societies to make bank to bank transfers until 18h00, and 17h40 for customer to […]

Land Registry launch new Application Enquiry service

A new online service named Application Enquiry has been launched by Land Registry, which they say enables organisations and professionals to view the progress of applications in real time. The free online portal replaces the Day List Enquiry service, with Land Registry saying the new system provides: “a user friendly search; more detail about an application […]

Nearly half of firms have experienced an IT data breach

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Nearly half of UK companies have experienced a data breach according to the 2016 security pressures report from Trustwave. The survey of 1,414 IT professionals globally, including 204 from the UK, also found that unauthorised file transfers were the biggest worry of IT decision makes when it came to security threats inside an organisation, with […]

Land Registry website to be unavailable for two days

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The Land Registry’s website is set to be unavailable from 6.30pm on Friday 4th March until 6.00am on the following Monday morning. Access to the portal, Business Gateway and Find a property services will be prevented while the maintenance takes place. Land Registry have apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Cost to your firm, or cost you your firm? – partner training will help your decision

Recent statistical increases in law sector cybercrime make for disturbing reading, and as is the case with any criminal activity, the more sophisticated an attack, the sophistication required for prevention has to be far greater. Whereas common sense alone has often been a driving force behind many law firms minimising their exposure to cyber security […]

Risk management and IT: a practical guide

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In a culture of increasing risk management and regulatory compliance, it is curious that many firms fail to identify their single biggest risk area – their clients. From the moment that they make their first contact, clients should be a key focus of risk management strategies and fee earners a key player in the game. […]

Law Society of Scotland to launch e-conveyancing platform

Undeterred by the public failure of their southern colleagues with Veyo, the Law Society of Scotland have announced a partnership to develop an e-conveyancing platform. The platform has been in development since April last year and is due to go live this spring. The online system names Atlis has been developed with the Edinburgh Solicitors […]

Half of conveyancing firms could be using out of date software, says Redbrick

Up to half of conveyancing firms could be losing out on efficiencies by using outdated software, according to Martin MacDuff, Managing Director at Redbrick Solutions. While Redbrick software is licensed per transaction with smaller setup costs, firms who have invested large amounts in practice management software may be reluctant to spend more money on updated […]

Cyber insurance & social engineering loss

Cyber security has become an increasingly important discussion point for those responsible for managing risk within legal service providers over the past twelve months. With more and more publicity surrounding the vulnerability of technology, risk averse firms are increasingly resorting to cyber liability mitigation and insurance products as a key component of their risk management […]

PSG clients express delight in new ordering platform

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On Monday 11th January PSG launched their new web site and ordering platform. Two weeks on and the feedback from clients has been fantastic. Stephen Murray, Business Development Director at PSG spoke of the reactions of customers to the new platform: “The real test of a successful product launch is the feedback you get from your […]