Are conveyancers ready for regulatory change?
The legal sector has been tasked with adapting to myriad regulatory changes in 2019.
Companies House Reform – what, why and when?
In May this year, Companies House announced plans to radical reform the register that will impact almost all companies in the UK. They have described it as the biggest change since the registry was setup in 1844.
Environmental Searches: Unearthing the Unseen Threats
Contaminated land; ground stability; flood risks and other environmental factors like power lines and phone masts may not be at the forefront of a potential buyer’s mind when making their home purchase. However, they could prove to be decisive factors once the homeowner is established in their home and the gloss of moving has worn off.
5 Must-Haves for Effective Law Practice Management
Law practice management is a demanding field. It takes a lot of effort, time, and patience. Fortunately, there are tools that alleviate the exacting nature of the profession. Effective law practice management is not limited to legal case management software, though. There are also other kinds of applications that expedite the job of a legal professional.
Challenges conveyancers are facing in 2019
The overwhelming feeling within the property market in 2019 has been one of trepidation, uncertainty and reducing confidence.
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
Over the course of two decades, the average law firm has been transformed by technology. From the finance department to client interactions, there are few areas of the firm that remain untouched by all that software brings to the table.
Case Study: Winding Up Searches for Birketts
When Top 100 UK law firm Birketts were found themselves spending endless hours calling Companies Court they thought there must be a better solution – that’s where we stepped in.
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 clients had emailed about the same thing.
Companies House Service comes out of beta but is it complete?
After four years, Companies House Services has finally come out of beta.
Companies House Update – Written contact with new Directors
Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, the government must prepare for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. For 2 years, the government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure that the UK is prepared to leave the EU on 29 March 2019.
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.
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.
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, an improvement in water quality, and enhancing biodiversity.
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 June.