December 2014




Things have changed


The legal profession is naturally resistant to change, says Peter Rodd, but the transition from paper to online conveyancing is both logical and necessary


Robert Moulsdale

In development

Robert Moulsdale reviews the second edition of the Law Society’s book on the acquisition of land for property development


We can work it out


Bruce Bourne presents a step-by-step guide to mediation in property disputes, and the role the practitioner can play in ensuring the process runs as effectively as possible


No trespassing


The possibility that a trespasser can acquire title to land continues to present opportunities and risks for the trespasser and original title holder alike. Michael Poulsom examines the essential principles of and recent developments in this complex area

Jennifer Robinson

Value added


In the first of a new occasional series on social housing for property lawyers, Jennifer Robinson explains the key factors a commercial property lawyer has to consider when acting for Registered Providers who are acquiring land or property for development

Mark Tighe

Capital thinking


The recent changes to capital allowance rules have drastically affected how purchasers and sellers deal with commercial property transactions. Mark Tighe explains how the property practitioner now has a far more crucial role to play in the process

Great expectations

Great expectations


In a rising market, the expectations placed on conveyancers, from not only clients, but also lenders, estate agents and mortgage brokers, can put a real strain on conveyancing practice. Paul Coombes explains how you can manage expectations and stay ahead

Roger Buston

Ask the experts


Roger Buston reviews a new multi-author title covering the practice of residential conveyancing, from compliance to clients, and from mortgage fraud to fees

Mark Carver

Swings and roundabouts


Mark Carver looks at the effects of property booms and recessions on risk in conveyancing transactions, and what changes the future might bring

Ian White

Fresh start


This year’s National Property Law Conference – the Property Section’s annual flagship event – looked to the future of conveyancing, and how practitioners can best prepare themselves for the coming years. Ian White reports back

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