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Joint advice issued to help solicitors beat property fraud

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New advice for conveyancing solicitors, developed jointly by the Law Society and Land Registry, will help solicitors spot and avoid ever-evolving threats of fraud

The new advice focuses on the risks around property and registration fraud, and supplements a range of existing resources, training, practice notes and updates provided by both organisations to combat fraud and scams.

The advice sets out a number of emerging fraud threats, detailing the ways criminals are attempting to defraud conveyancing solicitors and providing case studies to illustrate potential warning signs of land fraud.

It also directs solicitors to a number of resources to help them carry out checks needed to prevent fraud.


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