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, according to a white paper published by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).

It also predicts that with the ‘internet of thing’, properties will maintain up-to-date logbooks with little human intervention.

In its discussion paper, Conveyancing in 2030 – looking to an electronic future, the CLC – which regulates specialist conveyancers including a handful of solicitors – predicts that the conveyancer’s role will change and the focus will shift to advisory work.

This will mean conveyancers and staff will need to invest in train...

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