Practice Notes: Conveyancing

Woman in a man’s world

Back in the day when legal aid paid quickly, a female estate agent helped Marilyn Stowe get her firm off the ground

18 May 2020

House moves can resume if social distancing is observed

Conveyancing can resume from today but new guidance must be followed, the government has announced
 

13 May 2020

Mercury signings for land registration a ‘victory for common sense’

HM Land Registry has announced it will now accept Mercury signings for deeds and make identity verification easier during the covid-19 crisis

05 May 2020

CMA warns of risk to leasehold buyers' solicitors' duties

Residential solicitors have been warned by the competition watchdog that they risk compromising their professional duty when acting for leasehold buyers.

02 Mar 2020

Developers face CMA action over consumer law breaches

Enforcement action against residential developers for serious leasehold mis-selling is to be launched by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

28 Feb 2020

CLC clarifies rules around client funds

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has today published draft guidance on how firms can use third-party managed accounts (TPMAs), instead of holdin

13 Feb 2020

Conveyancing firms will close, warns CLC

Conveyancing law firms will shut shop, and the role of the conveyancer will change as much of the administrative side of the role becomes automated, a

28 Jan 2020

SDT questions why regulator's intervention was necessary

An experienced commercial partner who continued acting for several developers and buyer companies for months after admitting to a client there was a confli

20 Jan 2020

Law Commission confirms validity of electronic signatures

The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to execute documents and are, in most cases, a viable alternative to handwritte

12 Sep 2019

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