All Feature articles – Page 12

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    Registering lasting powers of attorney: An OPG update

    2022-12-09T10:50:00Z

    The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) know the delays are frustrating for customers and it is committed to reducing the time it is currently taking to register lasting powers of attorney (LPA).

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    Audit trail–preparing for an AML visit

    2022-12-06T11:35:00Z

    Carly Fallon provides some top tips on how to prepare for an anti-money laundering audit by the SRA

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    Making a list…be cyber safe this Christmas

    2022-12-06T08:50:00Z

    Heather Anson, director of Anson Evaluate and co-author of the new edition of the Cyber Security Toolkit, provides some seasonal tips on avoiding cyber breaches during the festive period

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    On the register

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Dwight looks at the Digital Registration Service (DRS) set up by HM Land Registry and gives her perspective on using it in the conveyancing process

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    Quality Street

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Rob Bridgman sets out what the newly established New Homes Quality Code and the New Homes Ombudsman Service means for the property industry

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    Power struggle

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    As more households and businesses are investing in solar technology, Robin Biela asks whether rights of light will ever be extended to solar panels 

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    Searching for silver linings

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Jess Harrold surveys the commercial property landscape in a time of political volatility and economic uncertainty

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    Licence to rent

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Richard Pulford looks at how landlords can be subject to penalties if they do not follow the property licensing procedure, designed to endure that housing conditions are of an acceptable standard

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    Issue of trusts

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Kayleigh Brown considers the new requirements for the registration of trusts

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    Russia house

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Michael Duncan considers the effect that Russian sanctions are having on the UK property industry and outlines some of the practical issues for property practitioners

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    Going green

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Green leases are one way both landlords and tenants can reduce the environmental impact of property. Georgia Jones outlines the key issues

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    CQS goes online

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) has seen several significant changes, most notably a new online application process. Eleanor O’Reilly-Joe outlines the key changes

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    Counting the cost

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Lucy Trevelyan reports on the effect of the cost of living crisis – and other factors such as new government regulation – on the UK’s commercial property market

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    Underground banking

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Laurence Howland does a deep dive into Chinese underground banking, outlining how it works and how the risk impact on law firms in the UK can be mitigated

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    Walking in the air

    2022-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Simon Kenneally looks at airspace development and outlines what lawyers and developers need to know to advise clients

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    In a bind

    2022-11-17T14:43:00Z

    Daphne Franks has campaigned to change the law since she lost her mother, who had dementia, to a predatory marriage. At one point, she struggled to get people to listen. Now, her campaigning will likely shape the legal future of wills and weddings in England and Wales. She spoke to ...

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    Suspicious minds

    2022-11-17T14:29:00Z

    Significant changes to a testator’s previous wishes, or wills created without professional advice, can lead to doubt over the validity of a will. Stephanie Kerr examines two recent cases with suspicious wills

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    Soft sell

    2022-11-17T14:21:00Z

    It’s not enough to know the law – as private client lawyers, interpersonal skills are crucial. Fiona du Feu looks at how to connect with clients who are having to make big decisions at a difficult time

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    Dispute Resolution Section autumn conference (On Demand)

     Watch this year’s Dispute Resolution Section autumn conference.

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    Back to Basics: Fluctuating capacity

    2022-11-17T12:20:00Z

    Tim Bennett explains what you need to know about fluctuating capacity, and offers a range of different practical scenarios where capacity is flucuating