This day in age, navigating your business through legal and regulatory compliance can seem like you are navigating through a minefield.
In March 2021, following a rigorous consultation period, HM Land Registry (HMLR) published its first Digital Identity Standard.
BuildX, our new build search product was recently recognised for its innovative approach to speeding up the home buying process at the Housebuilder Product Awards 2020.
The Conveyancing Association, the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (5th February 2021) announced GlobalX as the latest organisation to join as Affiliate Members.
As a leading provider of property, business and consumer information across England and Wales, GlobalX is committed to working closely with Local Authorities to ensure clients are kept up to date with the latest turnaround times and any expected delays.
Commercial lender Fleximize is the latest financial firm to team up with GlobalX to streamline their due diligence processes and minimise their risks.
With the Christmas period almost upon us we wanted to let you know in advance our opening times so you can plan accordingly. We wish all our clients and customers an enjoyable festive period and would like to thank you for your continued support.
The Legalisation Office has announced they will be re-opening on Wednesday 16 September 2020, following months of closure during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The article looks at the CLC’s expected changes to the way conveyancers work and accrue new business over the next decade.
In a bid to increase the transparency of UK corporate entities and combat fraud and money laundering, the UK Government has announced major reform to its register of company information.
The article enclosed a few updates from Companies House for your attention. In April, Companies House introduced temporary measures to support businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.
The article looks at Home Information Packs, the issues they faced and the desire for information that still persists in today’s market.
This article will help law firms understand the importance of helping clients complete due diligence on their commercial conveyancing transactions
In this article we will look at some of the key issues, consider where we are in the present and consider if the sector will catch up with the predictions within ten years.
Making sure your business is running at full speed is important. Here are a few productivity methods to try in your business to keep the work flowing.
Groundsure release new combined Con29M and mine entry report with advanced Zone of Influence interpretive assessment.
Learn about workflow automation, tools, and processes and how the use of workflow software and strategies create highly efficient businesses.
The Law Society has also responded to recent flooding by releasing an updated practice note advising conveyancers to consider whether to mention flood risks in ‘all cases’
With SDLT receipts declining something needs to be done to reinvigorate the market if the Governments is going to close the gap in its budget.
The UK Spring Budget is on the horizon with a plethora of stakeholders in the property sector calling on the government to prioritise the housing market.
The article will look at recent guidance for conveyancers, what the guidance says and what implications this could have on the home buying and selling process
The growing KY and AML regulatory complexity has vastly increased the amount of non- billable work law firms need to conduct. Outsourcing your due diligence research can help elevate some this pressure allowing you to focus more important tasks.
Ensuring a client is fully aware of the facts surrounding their potential property, including flooding, has never been so important
The article looks at the increasing importance of first-time buyers and the reasons why inexperienced buyers need educating through the process.
Conveyancing searches are a vital part of the house purchasing process but not many homebuyers understand what they are and why they are required.
The article looks at the UK’s construction sector data in 2019 and the sentiment regarding the future.
In this article we look at the various types of property fraud and the ways conveyancers could protect their law firm and clients.
Here are three tips to remain fully compliant with AML regulation whilst delivering a smooth and client-friendly onboarding experience
We look at a number of the main issues delivered through the Queen’s Speech in December and the impact on the property sector.
You may have read about the new requirement to report any discrepancies relating to ultimate beneficial owners to Companies House but what exactly does this entail?
We examine how the increase in severe localised flooding, landslides, earthquakes and unpredictable weather patterns is impacting the UK property market.
We’ve all heard of first-time buyers and the role they play in keeping the property market healthy but what about last-time buyers?
Cyber criminals have long conveyancers with a variety of scams because of the large sums of money that are routinely transferred between accounts but what can be done to prevent it?
A guide for law firms looking to successfully implementing new technologies and software.
We look at what the latest surveys and statistics say about the property market in 2020.
How to get the most of your business by building efficient workflows that allow you team to focus on what really matters.
Read about how we helped one of Europe’s largest Private Equity firms raise a record round of fundraising by streamlining their KYC and AML investigations.
A local authority search is one of the key searches that conveyancers should undertake on a property but what is it?
Here, we look at the changes influencing the sector in 2019 and consider the potential influencers as we enter the next decade.
We look at the current mortgage market and how its impacting the property sector and what challenges conveyancers can expect.
What is a Case Management System and why should Law Firms use one?
What roles can the government, regulators, conveyancers and search providers play in improving the home buying process for consumer
Following on from our previous article, we look at the advice being given out regarding the impact of the Fourth and Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.
Will reservation agreements play a vital role in reducing fall through rates or will they just cover up more endemic issues in the conveyancing process?
There is increasing pressure on conveyancers to do more for less but is this leaving enough time for clear communication with clients?
Future Climate Info have released have launched a range of planning products for residential conveyancing.
We are pleased to announce that we have recently been accepted a member of the LSSA.
Didn’t attend our recent CPD? Don’t despair here are some short snippets from the day.
The legal sector is changing rapidly including the option students to becoming a qualified conveyancer, without incurring student debt.
With the Christmas period almost upon us we wanted to let you know in advance our opening times so you can plan accordingly.
The leasehold sector has been through a lot over the past 12 months and, at least for all buyers entering the market, legislative changes have increased consumer protections.
Why you should always carry out a Winding-Up Search before completing a commercial property transaction.
With flooding on the increase in the UK, we examine the reasons why conveyancers should be providing flood risk reports to their clients.
How would know if a recent customer suddenly changed corporate ownership or registered office. Would this be captured within your ongoing customer due diligence?
Are you meeting your AML requirements? A recent review by the SRA identified that law firms aren’t.
Get to PinPoint Information, specialist providers of mining, minerals and chancel reports.
Read our summary of the latest forum, the key points discussed and our thoughts on those topics.
If you’re finding legal searches stressful or sourcing company information complex, then we can help. Find out how we help law firms not only source critical information but boost their productivity through our innovative solutions.
AsWhat are the routes to becoming a qualified solicitor and what impact will the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam have?
As its Halloween, we thought we look at some previous cases that resulted in sleepless nights for conveyancers or their clients.
As part of our ongoing commitment to cybersecurity excellence, we are pleased to announce we have received Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation
In this article we guide you through the simple steps that are required to design Business Process Workflows and identify productivity improvements.
Local authority searches are an essential element of the conveyancing process but they can be blighted by delays and disruption. Can digitisation be the solution we’re all looking for?
Compliance is an integral aspect for every law firm but it appears that many are still taking huge risks when obtaining company information.
With regulatory covering a broad range of topics such as transparency, communication and cyber security requirements – are conveyancers keeping up?
In May this year, Companies House announced plans for a radical reform, but what exactly is happening?
As brownfield and built-on land becomes a popular development choice, environmental searches will become a necessity to unearth unseen issues.
Law practice management is a demanding field fortunately, there are tools that alleviate the exacting nature of the profession
We examine the main challenges conveyancers are facing in 2019 from a slowing market, political uncertainty to increased legislation.
With a number of high-profile changes to legislation in the property market already made this year and more come we examine their impact on conveyancers
Choose your software well, and you could (and should) enjoy streamlined case load management, improved security, better financial insight
Like a lot of law firms, Birketts were fed up of spending endless hours calling Companies Court for a winding up search. They thought they must be a better solution – that’s where we stepped in.
GlobalX's awarding-winning conveyancing software is now available to UK law firms and will simplify your conveyancing transactions.
At the beginning of July, our Corporate Search business development manager, Peter Booth, received an email out of the blue about whether we could track court cases? Before he could respond and establish what exactly was the issue, another three
GlobalX has strengthened their team, with the appointment of Mumtaz Hussain as Business Development. Mumtaz, who joins from the Legal 500, will be working across both corporate and property searches assisting new and existing clients with understanding of full range
After four years, Companies House Services has finally come out of beta. Released in 2015, Companies House Services (CHS) was designed as a replacement to Companies House Direct (CHD) as part of the government’s commitment to being more transparent and
2019 has already been quite the year for us. We’ve moved office for the first time in 20 years, we were named the best Welsh legal services provider, and have nearly doubled our team – but it doesn’t stop there
On Friday we were proud to have picked up our first ever award at the Wales Legal Awards. Nominated in the Services to the Legal Profession Team of the Year category alongside Baldwins Cardiff and Jonathon Bray Legal Services we
As you may or may not be aware Companies House currently contacts all directors on their appointment. The letter outlines a directors duties and responsibilities to ensure that their company complies with the law. This letter is currently sent to
It’s already gearing up to be an exciting year for LegalinX with a major head office move. On 25th February 2019 the LegalinX Cardiff team moved from our home on City Road, Cardiff, to new premises in Churchill House, Churchill
The Law Society has published guidance for solicitors that highlights the changes in civil and commercial cooperation that will occur should the UK leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without having reached an agreement with the EU. In this
As you are already aware, the Order commencing Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 for Wales was made on 1 May 2018. In order to provide sufficient time for Welsh local authorities to establish the SAB
As of January 7th 2019, schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 will be enacted in Wales. This schedule relates to how Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) can be used to deliver multiple benefits, including: flood risk reduction,
The data contained within the most recent HM Land Registry Price Paid data shows a 12% increase in sales. This is based on over 95,500 sales of land and property in England and Wales during July, compared to 85,493 in
Prior to the emergence of our winding up search solution, the only way to check the winding up petition status of a company was to either call Companies Court, or outsource this task to a team elsewhere, whether that be
We provide winding up searches to 500+ banks and law firms.
There’s a good reason why most people in the UK choose to shop at supermarkets. It’s a lot less hassle, and you can get everything you need in one visit. It cuts out the need to make separate visits to
New Government changes to data suppression laws will make it easier for company directors to remove home addresses from publicly available company documents. These changes are amid reports that fraudsters are utilising this information to commit identity fraud by posing