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Land Registry privatisation opposed by stakeholders

26 May 2016

Lawyers call for safeguarding of registry's service standards as privatisation looms Proposals for the privatisation of the Land Registry could see...
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Timeshare owners take members club to High Court over ‘skimming off’ claims

9 May 2016

Test case may provoke 'long-overdue shake up in opaque world of timeshare exchange companies', says Edwin Coe litigator Around 500 claimants will...

Calling all conveyancers – breakthrough report launched

21 April 2016

Solicitors Journal and IRN Research launch joint venture to deliver qualitative and quantitative research to a number of sectors With the fortunes of...



24 May 2016

Exploring the boundaries

Tamsin Cox and Julia Petrenko review two recent decisions of the Upper Tribunal which consider the jurisdiction of the First-Tier Tribunal in...


17 May 2016

Northern powerhouse

Catherine Henry on why unprecedented investment, north-shoring, and a hunt for talent are making Yorkshire and the North East more popular than ever


4 May 2016

Double standards for design

Parties to construction contracts must pay careful attention to the wording of warranties, warns Chris Holwell


27 April 2016

Planning solutions to the housing crisis

Julian Boswall and Alex Minhinick discuss government proposals for the delivery of housing, the progress towards a devolved planning system in Wales...


27 April 2016

The evolving nature of fraud

James Preece, Vicky Hardy, and George Chaisty advise firms on understanding the risks involved in property transactions and how to protect against...


25 April 2016

Searches UK is a finalist in the Moneyfacts Awards 2016

The leading search provider will also be exhibiting at Legalex for the two-day event in May

Protecting clients’ data is your number one priority

4 May 2016

Law firms' lax cybersecurity policies are making the legal industry an easy target, therefore putting clients' data at risk, argues...


The Solicitors' Journal - March 21, 1896

29 March 2016

IN THE CASE of Re Countess of Oxford, Cartwright v. Del Balzo (1896, 1 Ch. D. 257), North, J., held that estate duty under the Finance Act, 1894...

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Sole practitioners and lenders' panels

22 March 2016

Decisions made by banks that do not understand our business models continue to impact adversely on sole practitioner firms, writes Sukhjit...


Remain vigilant to the signs of mortgage fraud

22 March 2016

David Gilman advises solicitors on identifying and tackling some of the most common forms of fraudulent activity


The Solicitors’ Journal and Reporter – March 1, 1862

1 March 2016

Parliamentary title to land In considering the various schemes for facilitating the transfer of land which are now under the consideration of...

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Tale as old as (SJ) time: A history of the Land Registration Act

1 March 2016

To celebrate our 160th year of publication, authors will be taking a contemporary look at historic events reported in Solicitors Journal's...


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