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Crooked House

04 March 2004

A couple whose dream house had been the scene of a gruesome murder have failed in a bid to win compensation.

Race winner

11 March 2004

The House of Lords has resolved an acrimonious 12-year court battle in the 'race to register' property deeds.

Top of the indemnity tables

01 April 2004

Again conveyancing solicitors were responsible for the largest proportion of professional indemnity claims.

Property Pioneer shuts

16 April 2004

The Law Gazette reports that one of the two original solicitors property centres from the 1980s has closed.

Referral fees allowed

16 April 2004

Late last year the Law Society of England and Wales voted in favour of allowing solicitors to pay introduction and referral fees.

Lawyers network ... making connections

06 May 2004

The Lawyer Business and Property Network is a new Internet-based initiative recently launched in British Columbia, Canada.

Dodgy property deals

27 May 2004

Scams abound; here is one from Australia.

Madonna's Scottish conveyancer

24 June 2004

Says lawyer Lorne Cousin, "It is so exciting when you're waiting to go on and you can hear 20,000 people screaming. It certainly beats rural conveyancing."

I thought the garden was mine

22 July 2004

The estate agent's details said first-floor flat with a garden. But, after moving in, first-time buyer Rob Noble was shocked to discover the garden belonged to someone else.

Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill

05 August 2004

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has welcomed Justice & Electoral Select Committee's report on the Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill.
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