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    New opportunity: CQS consultant

    16 August 2018

    The Law Society is currently looking to appoint a consultant to provide independent and objective advice and guidance on the development of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The closing date is 23 August.

  • Michael Garson

    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

  • pipes

    CMA recommends regulation of heat networks

    24 July 2018 Updated: 26 July 2018

    The Competition and Markets Authority has today 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

  • The case for liberty

    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

  • insurance signpost

    Do you comply by new rules on insurance distribution?

    9 July 2018

    The new European Insurance Distribution Directive, replacing the Insurance Mediation Directive, comes into force on 1 October 2018. The directive will affect conveyancing firms which, for instance, arrange defective title insurance in a conveyance.

  • Freelance working with laptop and coffee

    SRA gives green light to freelance solicitors

    19 June 2018

    Last week, the SRA announced a series of decisions on the outcome of its Handbook reforms. Marzena Lipman, policy adviser at the Law Society, gives an overview of the changes.  

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    Firms’ websites must show prices, SRA announces

    19 June 2018

    Under new proposals confirmed by the SRA, law firms will now be required to publish the prices they charge. This will cover conveyancing, probate, motoring offences, immigration advice and the cost of bringing claims before an employment tribunal.

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