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    Start preparing for your PII renewal now

    2021-06-23T12:52:00Z

    Michael Munns, vice president at Paragon International Insurance Brokers, offers his tips on how to successfully plan ahead for your professional indemnity insurance renewal

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    Taking mobile risks

    2021-06-23T09:54:00Z

    With remote/hybrid working becoming the norm, Rebecca Atkinson, Director of Risk at Howard Kennedy, outlines the risks when staff are using mobile apps in client communications.

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    No shopping around!

    2021-06-16T11:11:00Z

    Roman Kubiak and Oliver Rees discuss their recent case in which an Irish executor was ordered to transfer assets from the deceased’s Irish estate to an English executor to settle debts in England and to avoid “forum shopping”.

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    Testamentary capacity and insane delusions

    2021-06-14T08:02:00Z

    Lesley King discusses how testamentary capacity is tested during contentious probate, and what is meant by ”insane delusions”.

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    Building your personal brand on social media: What, why and how

    2021-06-08T10:19:00Z

    Helen Burness discusses the value to firm leaders in building a personal brand, and how to utilise social media to do so

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    Risk aware legal innovation

    2021-06-08T09:55:00Z

    Sharon Glynn, senior development underwriter at Travelers Europe, examines how law firms can successfully adopt technology and other innovations that change how legal work is conducted.

  • Anna Newport
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    Think tank

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Do you have a client who’s looking to buy a property with a septic tank? Anna Newport looks at the regulations covering septic tanks, what enquiries you need to make of the seller, and how to advise your client

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    High hopes

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has devastated many UK industries – not least sections of the commercial property market. Lucy Trevelyan explores COVID-19’s lasting legacy for the sector and examines how it can evolve to survive

  • Richard Eaton
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    Rub of the green

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Richard Eaton considers TW Logistics v Essex County Council and another and the impact on the registration of village greens

  • Kate Garcia
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    Freeport opportunities

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Following the budget day announcement of the first eight freeport locations and the subsequent publication of the draft legislation, Kate Garcia outlines the opportunities within freeport tax sites and the likely implications for property practitioners

  • Elizabeth Rimmer
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    Putting yourself first

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic has highlighted the importance of good mental health and resilience both in and out of the office. Elizabeth Rimmer provides some tips on prioritising your wellbeing

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    Line of country

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    In the first of a two-part series, Julie Butler and Fred Butler provide a beginner’s guide for conveyancers to some key issues relating to agricultural property

  • Susan Fairbrass
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    Corner the marketing

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Once the conveyancing industry emerges from the current high numbers of instructions and stamp duty deadlines, Susan Fairbrass looks at how you can keep the momentum up with effective marketing

  • Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe
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    Quality control

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe provides an update on revisions to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and the re-introduction of onsite assessments as firms return to the office

  • Steven Pearson
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    Covid complaints

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    After more than a year since the pandemic began, Steve Pearson considers some of the issues arising in complaints-handling as we emerge from the third lockdown

  • Georgia Jones
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    Common ground

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Georgia Jones looks at some of the ways ground-sharing agreements can be used by sports clubs as a licence to share occupancy

  • Lisa Bevan
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    Common comeback?

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Lisa Bevan considers the revival of commonhold as a viable alternative to the leasehold 

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    Willing and able?

    2021-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Vicki Pearce outlines how to assess if your client has mental capacity and explains the different authorities which can be put in place for a client who lacks capacity

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    File closures

    2021-05-27T09:12:00Z

    Efficient file archiving is always relevant but may now be under severe pressure during successive pandemic lockdowns. Fiona du Feu looks at the compliance implications for actively managing file closures.

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    A new approach: alternative dispute resolution with the BBRS

    2021-05-26T08:34:00Z

    Alexandra Marks CBE, chief adjudicator at the Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS), shares how it works, how and when to use them, and what drew her to work at the service.