Conveyancing is responsible for more negligence claims than any other legal area

Conveyancing is responsible for more negligence claims than any other legal area

It is a longstanding reality within the legal industry that conveyancing is the largest practice area of risk within a law firm. This is partly due to the many lender requirements changing on a regular basis as well as the property market suffering hugely in the last few years, leading to redundancies of experienced and qualified staff. There are now strong signs of recovery and with firms becoming increasingly busy again – law firms are now frantically looking for qualified conveyancers to join their teams.

Searches UK are all too aware of the pressures put on today’s conveyancers and work diligently to ensure that they are offering products and services which will help them to provide a quality service to their clients, whilst minimising risk on case files. Priding themselves on their intuitive online ordering system, this has been developed to recognise over 15 potential hazard areas on properties that may not have been immediately obvious to the conveyancer at the beginning of the transaction. The software includes multi-hazard warnings when processing searches, flagging up potential risks to a property and highlighting relevant searches the conveyancer may wish to order to help them to collate the data they need to adequately report back to the client.

Recent Government reports on fracking suggest that house prices could be affected by up to 7%, therefore working with intellectual search platforms and specialist search companies is imperative to ensure conveyancers are supplying their clients with accurate, authentic information from the outset of a transaction, enabling clients to make informed decisions based on the facts.

Searches UK take their risk and compliance procedures extremely seriously, making sure all areas of risk and compliance are addressed with in-depth procedures, training and additional measures taken to ensure all areas are covered. This year marks the fourth consecutive year of Searches UK gaining the Legal Eye Quality Standard award for their high standards of risk and compliance.

Lisa Summerton, Sales and Marketing Director commented:

“It is our highest priority to ensure our clients are receiving factual, authentic reports for their clients, supplied by our online ordering platform and the search specialists we work alongside. We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our searches, and having hazard reports built into our software means we can supply our clients with even more information on the property.”

For further information about any of the products and services from Searches UK visit or call a member of their dedicated team on 0800 043 1815.

This article was submitted to be published by Searches UK as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.

Searches UK

Searches UK is one of the country's leading Conveyancing Search providers.  Founded on the idea that you can combine first-class service with accurate and reliable conveyancing searches without having to compromise, it is our goal to ensure you get the results you need quickly and efficiently.

We offer the full range of conveyancing searches, for both residential and conveyancing transactions, which can be ordered along with our Buyer Protect Scheme if required, ensuring that your clients benefit from our unique reimbursement scheme and are protected from some of the associated costs, should the transaction not complete.  We also offer a wide range of title insurance and indemnity policies and can provide fast turnaround times on EPCs, AML ID checks, Asbestos Surveys and Fire Risk Assessments too.

All our searches are backed with fully comprehensive PI insurance, giving you complete confidence and peace of mind.

We don't use call centres, so when you choose Searches UK, you get direct dial access to one of our skilled conveyancing search specialists, who will have the knowledge and expertise to ensure you get the most accurate results possible at the best value for money.

At Searches UK we understand the difficulties you face in dealing with your risk and compliance obligations and we have ourselves been applauded by Legal Eye for having extremely robust systems in place.  In July 2012 we became the first search provider to have been awarded the Legal Eye Quality Standard.

As well as being an appointed representative of First Title Insurance plc, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 202103.

Contact: Searches UK

Tel: 01273 776625

Email: [email protected]


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