In a new podcast for the Risk and Compliance Service, Pearl Moses and Peter Rodd discuss the implications of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 for conveyancing and property practitioners
The Law Society has set up a working group to assist in providing updated guidance to the profession in respect of the VAT treatment of disbursements
Other changes include ground rents on new long leases – for both houses and flats – being set to zero
Peter Reekie comments on Sparks v Biden  EWHC 1994 (Ch), in which the High Court intervened to settle a dispute between a seller and buyer.
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Last week’s budget offered little to lawyers and certainly failed to encourage investment in people.
There were few surprises for solicitors in the budget, with stamp duty land tax and avoidance in the chancellor’s sights. Deep cuts to justice spending went unmentioned