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Forget the other stuff, it is time to focus on running your business!

This day in age, navigating your business through legal and regulatory compliance can seem like you are navigating through a minefield.

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HM Land Registry to support legal and conveyancing professionals using digital identity checks

In March 2021, following a rigorous consultation period, HM Land Registry (HMLR) published its first Digital Identity Standard.

GlobalX wins Housebuilder product award

GlobalX Wins Housebuilder Product Award

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.

GlobalX become latest Conveyancing Association Affiliate member

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.

COVID-19 Update: Latest changes to Local Authority turnaround times

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.

Fleximize Partners With GlobalX To Streamline Due Diligence

Commercial lender Fleximize is the latest financial firm to team up with GlobalX to streamline their due diligence processes and minimise their risks.

GlobalX Christmas Opening Times 2020

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.

GlobalX same day legalisation service returns

The Legalisation Office has announced they will be re-opening on Wednesday 16 September 2020, following months of closure during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The Future of Conveyancing And Attracting Business

The article looks at the CLC’s expected changes to the way conveyancers work and accrue new business over the next decade.

Corporate Transparency and Register Reform – what does it mean for you?

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.

Companies House Update August 2020

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.

Shooting from the HIP(s)… learning the lessons and improving information.

The article looks at Home Information Packs, the issues they faced and the desire for information that still persists in today’s market.

What you need to know when undertaking commercial property searches

This article will help law firms understand the importance of helping clients complete due diligence on their commercial conveyancing transactions

Is The CLC’s 2030 Conveyancing Vision Realistic?

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.

5 Productivity Methods to Implement in Your Business

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 launch Combined Con29M and Mine Entry Report

Groundsure release new combined Con29M and mine entry report with advanced Zone of Influence interpretive assessment.

Efficient Operations: How Workflow Automation Benefits Your Business

Learn about workflow automation, tools, and processes and how the use of workflow software and strategies create highly efficient businesses.

Specialist Flood Searches Now A Priority

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’

Why Stamp Duty Land Tax is so important to the economy

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.

Why the spring budget needs to stimulate UK property growth

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 Changing Guidance for Conveyancers and its Impact

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

Why Law Firms outsource their due diligence searches

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.

Our climate is changing so is the risk of flooding

Ensuring a client is fully aware of the facts surrounding their potential property, including flooding, has never been so important

The Increasing Importance of Educating First-Time Buyers about Property Fraud

The article looks at the increasing importance of first-time buyers and the reasons why inexperienced buyers need educating through the process.

Conveyancing Searches – What are they?

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 UK’s Construction Sector Weathers Brexit Storm

The article looks at the UK’s construction sector data in 2019 and the sentiment regarding the future.

How property fraud is still a big problem

In this article we look at the various types of property fraud and the ways conveyancers could protect their law firm and clients.

3 Tips to Ensure your Customer Due Diligence Process is Client Friendly

Here are three tips to remain fully compliant with AML regulation whilst delivering a smooth and client-friendly onboarding experience

The Queen’s Speech and the Property Sector

We look at a number of the main issues delivered through the Queen’s Speech in December and the impact on the property sector.

Reporting a PSC discrepancy to Companies House

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?

How climate change could be impacting the UK property market

We examine how the increase in severe localised flooding, landslides, earthquakes and unpredictable weather patterns is impacting the UK property market.

Last-Time Buyers – The Hidden 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?

What can be done to prevent cyber fraud in conveyancing

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?

Adopting new technologies - where to begin?

A guide for law firms looking to successfully implementing new technologies and software.

A look at property sector forecasts for 2020

We look at what the latest surveys and statistics say about the property market in 2020.

Boosting productivity through process mapping

How to get the most of your business by building efficient workflows that allow you team to focus on what really matters.

How we helped a Private Equity firm streamline their KYC

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.

What is a Local Authority Search?

A local authority search is one of the key searches that conveyancers should undertake on a property but what is it?

A review of the 2019 Property Market

Here, we look at the changes influencing the sector in 2019 and consider the potential influencers as we enter the next decade.

The adapting landscape of lending

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?

What is a Case Management System and why should Law Firms use one?

Making The Conveyancing Process Fit For Consumers

What roles can the government, regulators, conveyancers and search providers play in improving the home buying process for consumer

Companies House Forum 2019 part 2 - AML updates

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.

The Rise of Reservation Agreements

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?

Communication, Conveyancing and the Property Sector

There is increasing pressure on conveyancers to do more for less but is this leaving enough time for clear communication with clients?

FCI release new planning products

Future Climate Info have released have launched a range of planning products for residential conveyancing.

GlobalX joins the Legal Software Suppliers Association

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been accepted a member of the LSSA.

Residential Property Law 2019 CPD recap

Didn’t attend our recent CPD? Don’t despair here are some short snippets from the day.

Are Legal Apprenticeships Set To Dominate The Sector?

The legal sector is changing rapidly including the option students to becoming a qualified conveyancer, without incurring student debt.

GlobalX Christmas Opening Times 2019

With the Christmas period almost upon us we wanted to let you know in advance our opening times so you can plan accordingly.

What’s happening with Leaseholds?

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.

The importance of conducting Winding-Up Searches during commercial property purchases

Why you should always carry out a Winding-Up Search before completing a commercial property transaction.

The importance of flood risk assessment reports

With flooding on the increase in the UK, we examine the reasons why conveyancers should be providing flood risk reports to their clients.

Are you keeping up with your CDD?

How would know if a recent customer suddenly changed corporate ownership or registered office. Would this be captured within your ongoing customer due diligence?

Adhering to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations – The Struggle is Real

Are you meeting your AML requirements? A recent review by the SRA identified that law firms aren’t.

Get know to PinPoint Information

Get to PinPoint Information, specialist providers of mining, minerals and chancel reports.

Companies House Customer Forum update October 2019

Read our summary of the latest forum, the key points discussed and our thoughts on those topics.

How we help law firms save time on searches

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.

The SQE Revolution and Solicitor Qualifying Routes

AsWhat are the routes to becoming a qualified solicitor and what impact will the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam have?

Conveyancing horror stories and nightmares

As its Halloween, we thought we look at some previous cases that resulted in sleepless nights for conveyancers or their clients.

GlobalX awarded Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation

As part of our ongoing commitment to cybersecurity excellence, we are pleased to announce we have received Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation

Getting started with Business Process Workflows

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 - Transitioning Towards Digitisation

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?

Can you trust free sources of information?

Compliance is an integral aspect for every law firm but it appears that many are still taking huge risks when obtaining company information.

Are conveyancers ready for regulatory change?

With regulatory covering a broad range of topics such as transparency, communication and cyber security requirements – are conveyancers keeping up?

Companies House Reform – what, why and when?

In May this year, Companies House announced plans for a radical reform, but what exactly is happening?

Environmental Searches: Unearthing the Unseen Threats

As brownfield and built-on land becomes a popular development choice, environmental searches will become a necessity to unearth unseen issues.

5 Must-Haves for Effective Law Practice Management

Law practice management is a demanding field fortunately, there are tools that alleviate the exacting nature of the profession

Challenges conveyancers are facing in 2019

We examine the main challenges conveyancers are facing in 2019 from a slowing market, political uncertainty to increased legislation.

A look at legislative changes in the property market and their implications

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

Essential software every solicitor needs

Choose your software well, and you could (and should) enjoy streamlined case load management, improved security, better financial insight

Case Study: Winding Up Searches for Birketts

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.

Matter Centre has hit the UK shores

GlobalX's awarding-winning conveyancing software is now available to UK law firms and will simplify your conveyancing transactions.

GlobalX launches new Court Docket tracking service

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

Mumtaz Hussain joins GlobalX

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

Companies House Service comes out of beta but is it complete?

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

We’re going Global…

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

LegalinX named Wales’ Legal Supplier of the Year 2019

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

Companies House Update – Written contact with new Directors

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

LegalinX is excited to announce the relocation of our head office in Cardiff to new and larger premises

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

No-deal Brexit guidance: Data protection

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

SuDS Update to Welsh LAs

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

New SuDS Legislation to be Implemented in Wales

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 latest HM Land Registry Price Paid Data shows a 12% increase in land and property sales during July

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

Is your law firm using the most efficient process when checking for winding up petitions?

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

Original & established provider of real-time winding up searches

We provide winding up searches to 500+ banks and law firms.

Why you should use one provider for business & property information

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 laws enabling home addresses at Companies House to be removed

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