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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.

Park homes

How to assist with pre-owned park home sales in six steps

8 June 2018

Park homes are not equivalent to bricks and mortar, and the procedure for buying and selling one is not subject to the usual conveyancing protocols. Rawdon Crozier and Ibraheem Dulmeer set out the six steps you need to follow.

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The Law Society's Library and Practice Advice Service offer support and advice on legal practice and procedure, including through compiling FAQs

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PAS FAQ: Transfer of purchase funds

5 June 2018

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service looks at what to consider if a buyer transfers purchase funds to your firm directly rather than through their solicitor.

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Benefits of Membership*

The Property Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Fraud
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Conveyancing
  • Planning
  • Phishing and Cyber Security
  • Bogus Firms
  • Renewable Energy
  • Rent Deposits
  • Buy-to-Let
  • Mortgage Credit Directive
  • Vulnerable Clients
  • Consumer Protection Regulations
  • Requisitions
  • Income Tax Relief
  • Reserved Funds
  • Brownfield Sites
  • Right to Buy
  • Searches
  • Capital Allowances
  • Stamp Duty
  • Land Tax

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Webinars, a Conference, Workshops, Seminars, Magazines, E-newsletters and a LinkedIn Group.

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