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    SRA releases new guidance on price transparency

    4 October 2018

    Law firms will have to publish details of their employees’ experience and the time work is likely to take – as well as their prices – when new transparency rules come into force in December. 

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    Share your views on leasehold home ownership

    1 October 2018

    The Law Commission is seeking your views on its provisional proposals for a new, single enfranchisement regime designed to benefit leaseholders of both houses and flats. Consultation closes on 20 November 2018

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    Call for evidence: Energy Performance Certificates in buildings

    21 August 2018

    Have your say on how Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are performing and tell the government how they can be improved. Consultation closes on 19 October 2018

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    Law Society responds to FCA market study on the mortgage market

    16 August 2018 Updated: 22 August 2018

    We believe lender panels and the way in which they operate should be considered by the FCA. The majority of lenders operate a panel-based system to select law firms to act on behalf of that lender in mortgage transactions and this is not currently covered in the FCA report

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    PII proposals and increased risk in modern conveyancing

    15 August 2018

    Michael Garson outlines the importance of risk management for conveyancing firms, now that the Solicitors Regulation Authority has proposed its changes to professional indemnity insurance

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    CMA recommends regulation of heat networks

    24 July 2018 Updated: 26 July 2018

    The Competition and Markets Authority has published the final findings of its study into the heat networks industry, which set out to establish whether heat network customers are getting the right level of protection

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    Law Society publishes new briefing on SRA transparency rules

    23 July 2018 Updated: 3 August 2018

    The new briefing will help you get a better understanding of what the changes were, why they were announced, and initial points to consider for risk and compliance within your practice.

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    Law Commission launches consultation on money laundering

    23 July 2018

    The Law Commission is reviewing the anti-money laundering regime in Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the counter-terrorism financing regime in Part 3 of the Terrorism Act 2000, in order to make the consent regime more effective

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    Law Commission publishes summary page on solutions for leasehold

    20 July 2018

    Residential leasehold is one of the projects in the Law Commission’s 13th programme of law reform. It has now published its summary paper on proposed solutions for leasehold houses. A full consultation paper covering leasehold flats and houses will be published in Autumn 2018

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    Law Society publishes interim informative and case summary on Dreamvar

    11 July 2018 Updated: 23 July 2018

    The case gives rise to a number of difficult practical and legal issues, which require careful and detailed consideration. We continue to consider the complex implications of the judgment for commercial and residential property transactions. The interim informative offers steps you can take now

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