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Lack of expertise damages the profession's reputation

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme will improve standards, create a trusted community and help weed out fraud – a victory for both clients and the profession, says Jonathan Smithers

3 July 2012

I was interested to read the comments made in last week by Howard Salter regarding the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. As the current chair of the conveyancing and land law committee, one of the CQS project board team and member of the technical panel, I have some intimate knowledge of the scheme.

It is always good to be challenged and hear different opinions. They are sometimes necessary to make one consider and appraise one’s position and the direction ?of travel.

The profession is a broad church with a multiplicity of opinions. The Law Society’s role in these matters is to listen, to step back, to take...

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