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CILEx continues expansion in the legal services market

24 October 2014

Parliamentary approval granted for conveyancing and probate practitioners Parliament has given its approval for ILEX Professional Standards (IPS),...
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Supreme Court rules on sale-and-rent-back mortgage litigation

22 October 2014

Test case places three hundred years of conveyancing law in the dock Hundreds of sale-and-rent-back disputes have been decided by a test case in the...
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Conveyancing goes online with Law Society backed portal

14 October 2014

Joint venture creates new way to simplify and speed up the house-buying process A new home conveyancing portal is scheduled to be launched to the...
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Features

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28 October 2014

How much is enough? Contractors' and consultants' PII

Solicitors can give useful guidance to clients about professional indemnity insurance levels, even if they cannot make commercial judgements, says...

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23 October 2014

Searches UK launches Account Plus scheme

Prospective and existing clients to receive a host of benefits

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15 October 2014

No man’s land

Recent case law shows that inaccurate notices at the Land Registry is a predicament the Supreme Court is not yet ready to handle, explains Mark...

Knotweed

8 October 2014

Disclosing knowledge of knotweed needs to be more transparent

Nic Seal tells SJ what all solicitors should know about Japanese knotweed during the conveyancing process

Japanese knotweed

8 October 2014

Japanese horticulture ties legislation up in knots

Sellers must take care to avoid liability for misrepresentation when replying to questions about Japanese knotweed, says Andrew Skelly

Res prop

8 October 2014

Residential property update

Glenda Ferneyhough discusses off-plan properties, registration of public grounds and Japanese knotweed

More protection for the mobile home owner

28 October 2014

Site owners will now be liable for malpractice and face larger penalties under the Mobile Homes Act 2013, explains Alec Samuels

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Help to Buy offers benefits but it's hard work

11 April 2014

Karen Webb warns solicitors not to jump on the housing bandwagon if they don't have the appropriate skills

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Reducing costs, not client choice

28 January 2014

The forthcoming Lender Exchange platform has yet to prove its worth

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Time to grow your conveyancing business?

22 October 2013

Bulk conveyancers will be first in line to make the best of 
the upturn in the property market, but you too could benefit, 
says Kent solicitor...

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Property Focus | Home extensions after the permitted development reforms

26 September 2013

Caroline Allen looks at the impact of changes to the permitted development regime on home extensions. Will they help the previously sluggish...


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