Conveyancing practitioners are the gatekeepers of the house moving process.
Not only do we need to know about contract law, property law, Land Registry requirements and have a working knowledge of the UK finance handbook; we also have to be able to speak with clients who are going through what is, potentially, a stressful experience.
However, one of the most important elements in the day-to-day world of a conveyancer is the prevention of property fraud.
This relies on the accurate verification of the parties in a conveyancing transaction.
With the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, it was not going to be possible to meet with clients to verify their id...