14 May 2003Speakers at the April meeting of the English Society for Computers and Law, requested that the Government's roll-out of electronic conveyancing be accelerated. They said that the sooner it is totally operational, the greater the benefits will be for both law firms and clients.
21 May 2003The state parliament of Victoria in Australia is proposing a law to fine estate agents who repeatedly underquote and overquote property prices, by up to A$20 000.
11 June 2003In Going it alone in the Law Gazette, Jeremy Fleming looks at the increasing pressures sole practitioners in England face following plans by the Law Society to relax practice rule 4, thereby allowing employed solicitors to offer their services to the public.
16 July 2003Since conveyancing generates much work it is not surprising that this area of the law bears the brunt of negligence claims against solicitors. As Chris Baker explains in an article in the Law Gazette entitled Inside the house of horrors, using some simple risk management procedures can reduce these claims.
13 August 2003Lawyers in New Zealand will lose their exclusive right to provide conveyancing services to the public if the Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill is passed.
10 September 2003Following the recommendations by a Conveyancing Fees Review Committee, conveyancing fees in Singapore became totally liberalised on the 1st February this year, allowing lawyers to freely negotiate them. Yet...
30 October 2003Neighbours' feuds should provide enough material to keep writers of farce busy. At the moment some 10 000 hedge feuds are being waged in England; yes, 10 000.
30 October 2003Overview - Residential Property Market by Allan Carton in Practical Solutions in which he discusses the English residential market with respect to the conveyancing profession.
06 November 2003Law firms can make huge savings by reorganising their secretarial structures, promoting team leaders and using digital dictation, according to the LawGazette.
04 December 2003According to the LawGazette a sharp rise in commercial conveyancing negligence claims over the past year has seen them catch up with domestic conveyancing as the principal cause of indemnity notifications.