Compliance, Regulation and Practice Management

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Property Ombudsman issues revised Codes of Practice


The Property Ombudsman scheme’s updated Codes of Practice became effective on 1 June.

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Law Society publishes new TA13 form


We have amended the TA13 Completion Information and Undertakings form to reflect the changes made to the Code for Completion by Post in response to the Court of Appeal decision in the Dreamvar case last year

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The grand scheme


The Law Society has announced the relaunch of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Changes will start taking effect from 2019. What will the changes mean in practice?

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SRA releases new guidance on price transparency


Law firms will have to publish details of their employees’ experience and the time work is likely to take – as well as their prices – when new transparency rules come into force in December.

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Features and opinion

  • Tighten up - spanners turning bolts labelled "systems" and "processes".

    Tighten up


    Lean techniques can help you identify inefficiencies in your processes. Jo-Anne Wild presents a beginner’s guide to lean techniques and how to apply them in your own firm

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    Insure of yourself


    If you arrange title or other insurances in relation to a property transaction, new insurance distribution rules apply to you. Steven Petty explains the rules and your options for compliance

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    Bright side


    Under increasing pressure, it’s harder than ever to find time to get to know your clients. But if you make that investment, it can help you manage expectations and create a relationship which will benefit both you and the client. Sarah Dwight offers her top tips

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    New world


    Major regulatory change is on the horizon this year. Michael Garson looks at what the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new regime will mean for conveyancing practice, clients and the competitive environment

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    The green stuff


    It is nearly a year since the minimum energy efficiency standard regime came into force. Sue Highmore reflects on its effect on residential clients – including the financial impact – and outlines changes coming into force on 1 April 2019

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    Shifting sands

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    PII is in flux. The market is hardening, free post-run-off cover is ceasing, regulatory changes will introduce classes of solicitor with less or no cover, and proposed changes could reduce minimum cover. Steve Ray and Jenny Screech round up the changes, and the likely effects

All More Features and Opinion

Practice Management Collection

Property Collection - Practice Management

In 2018, we rounded up some of our most popular articles on practice management in property practice, in our first Property in Practice Collection.

Read the Collection
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