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Protecting solicitors and clients: the PII consultation

20 April 2018

The Law Society has put together a briefing for members on the SRA’s current PII consultation

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Law Society consults on proposed changes to the Conveyancing Protocol

13 April 2018

The Law Society is seeking views on proposed revisions made to the Conveyancing Protocol

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Government responds to call for evidence on improving the home buying and selling process

12 April 2018Updated: 13 April 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published a response to its call for evidence on improving the home buying and selling process. This sets out its proposals to improve the current system for consumers.

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Granting the ungrantable: fencing easements after Churston Golf Club v HaddockSubscription

6 April 2018By

A recent Court of Appeal judgment suggests the difference between an easement to fence and a covenant to fence is actually very small, writes Jennifer Meech of Enterprise Chambers.

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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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Who is responsible for the cost of replacing the deeds?

15 January 2018

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains who is responsible for the cost of replacing lost deeds. 

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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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    Everyone agrees that buying and selling a home ought not to be a labyrinthine process. But what will plans to fix the ‘broken housing market’ mean for conveyancers?

  • Treasury committee launches economic crime probe

    London’s property market is becoming a ‘destination of choice’ for corruption and money laundering, an influential committee of MPs said today as it launched an inquiry into economic crime.

    The probe, by the Commons Treasury Committee, will have two strands: anti-money laundering and the sanctions regime; and consumers and economic crime.  It will examine the scale of money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions in the UK; the regulatory and legislative landscape; and how individuals, firms and the wider economy have been affected.

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    Nicky Morgan

    Source: Mark Thomas/REX

    Nicky Morgan MP, chair of the committee, said: ’Given the threats that face the UK, the effectiveness of the regimes we use to protect our financial system from misuse have never been more important. It has been claimed that the UK, particularly the London property market, is becoming a destination of choice to launder the proceeds of overseas crime and corruption - so-called ‘dirty money’. One estimate suggests up to £4.4bn worth of UK properties may have been bought with suspicious wealth.’

    The committee will examine the UK’s role in international efforts to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing and implement sanctions.

    Morgan added: ’We will also look at economic crime at the consumer level, including fraud and scams. As online banking and payments have become more prevalent, there are now more opportunities for fraudulent activity.’