The Council for Licensed Conveyancers

A history of innovation in specialisation

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers was established in 1985 to foster competition and innovation in the conveyancing market. 30 years on we are still helping legal businesses thrive by finding new ways to meet changing customer expectation.

Our approach is to support firms to achieve compliance and to accommodate different ways of working where we can. Our experience as a specialist regulator of conveyancing and probate allows us to tailor our regulation to those areas of property law.

The Legal Services Board’s recent report on regulatory standards gave the CLC the highest overall rating of any frontline regulator and an independent report by IFF (a research company) found that three quarters of licensed conveyancers believe that regulation by the CLC provides value for money and supports innovation and growth in their business.

Contact: Stephen Ward

Tel: 0207 250 8465

Email: [email protected]

Council for Licensed Conveyancers
CAN Mezzanine
49 – 51 East Road
N1 6AH


CLC Deferring Regulatory Fees

CLC to support firms during coronavirus crisis by allowing them to defer payment of regulatory fees The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) is to give the firms it regulates the option of deferring the regulatory fees they pay to help them cope with the coronavirus crisis. The CLC shares the Government’s determination that businesses that […]Read More

Firms & People

CLC Diversity Report 2019

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has today published the findings from its latest diversity monitoring survey of the community it regulates. The findings show a diverse workforce, founded on a profession that can be entered via a range of non-graduate routes. In January, the CLC launched a project to support its regulated community in […]Read More


CLC Sets Out Plans To Streamline Handling Of Client Money

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) is proposing to streamline the rules on how CLC practices handle client money as part of a drive to reduce regulatory burdens and facilitate innovation while keeping client money safe and improving consumer confidence. This follows a series of workshops with CLC Lawyers to identify opportunities for improvement. Launching […]Read More

Fraud Property Market

Fraud And Business Confidence Are Risks, Licensed Conveyancers Report, But

37 firms regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) reported they had repelled attempted frauds in the past year while the number and variety of attacks on conveyancers increased, according to new research. At the same time, nearly all regulated firms provided all their staff with training on anti-fraud measures in the past year, […]Read More

Legislation & Litigation Property Market

Transparency Countdown: Are You Ready?

From 6 December 2018, property lawyers will have to publish certain price, service and quality information on their websites (or in alternative formats if requested), as part of a cross-industry push to empower consumers and foster innovation and competition across the legal services market. The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has worked with the SRA […]Read More


Will we see you in Liverpool?

In the first of a series of events with regional law societies, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers will be presenting an afternoon seminar at Liverpool Law Society on Wednesday 7th November on the future of conveyancing. The event led by CLC’s Chief Executive, Sheila Kumar, will examine the developments all conveyancing practices need to be […]Read More


CLC statement on LSB’s internal governance review into the Law

Reacting to today’s publication by the Legal Services Board (LSB) of its investigation into the Law Society’s (TLS) oversight and monitoring arrangements for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Dame Janet Paraskeva, Chair of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) said: “Given that its interim chair says that “[The Law Society’s] actions have impaired the effectiveness […]Read More