Residential Property Practice: An Expert Guide

The conveyancing market is recovering, but is your firm ready to benefit from the upturn? Developing a reputation for quality and customer care is essential if you want to become the conveyancer of choice in your area.

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Key report features

  • Up-to-date advice on the issues residential property departments face today
  • Tips to help property teams market their services and stand out from the crowd
  • Compliance updates for property departments
  • Advice on risk management
  • A practical guide to the Help to Buy scheme.

About this report

The conveyancing market is recovering, but is your firm ready to benefit from the upturn? Developing a reputation for quality and customer care is essential if you want to become the conveyancer of choice in your area.

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Property practice is the area in which the most negligence claims are made against solicitors. With a growing economy and so many recent changes in the market, the pressure is greater than ever to tackle issues effectively.

Residential Property Practice: An Expert Guide is the first in the new range of exclusive Solicitor's Journal reports, providing essential industry insight to small and medium-sized firms.

Contents

Chapter 1: Looking ahead in conveyancing: A focus on quality and client expectations

Chapter 2: Compliance for conveyancers

Chapter 3: A closer look at referral arrangements in property transactions

Chapter 4: The bursting of the mortgage fraud bubble – What have we learnt?

Chapter 5: A practical guide on Help to Buy

Chapter 6: Client care in residential property

Chapter 7: The property information revolution

Chapter 8: Conveyancing consumers: The science of the buyer decision

Chapter 9: How small conveyancing firms can punch above their weight in the brave new ABS world

Chapter 10: Volume conveyancing and the new entrants

Chapter 11: Conveyancing fees

Check our Executive Summary and full table of contents here

Authors

Richard Barnett
Founder, Barnett Solicitors. Past chair, and current member, Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, Law Society.
Tracey Calvert
Tracey Calvert is a lawyer and the director of Oakalls Consultancy Limited. She is a regulatory, compliance and ethics specialist, providing a variety of advisory services to members of the solicitor’s profession. She is a regular speaker and trainer on these topics and has delivered presentations both within the UK and internationally. She is an officer of the International Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee and a board member of both the Wilmington Group’s Legal Compliance Association and the Law Society’s Legal Compliance Bulletin. Tracey was previously employed by the Law Society and the SRA as a senior ethics advisor and a policy executive.
John Coulter
Solicitor, Hadaway & Hadaway
Michelle Garlick
Michelle, a professional indemnity lawyer, is a partner at Weightmans LLP and leads the Compl-i service. She is a well-known speaker on the legal circuit and has had a number of articles published in relevant legal media. She is a consultant for the Law Society’s Risk and Compliance service, a committee member of, and contributor to, the Legal Compliance Bulletin, and the author of The COLP’s Toolkit, published by The Law Society. She is also a council member of Manchester Law Society and chair of its regulatory affairs committee and COLP and COFA forum.
Edward Goldsmith
Co-founder, Goldsmith Williams Solicitors. Former president, Liverpool Law Society. Chairman, Conveyancing Association.
Paul Hajek
Prinicipal, Clutton Cox Solicitors
Ben Harris
Director, TM Group (UK) Limited (providers of online conveyancing services)
Nicola Laver
NICOLA LAVER is a dual qualified solicitor and journalist with more than 15 years’ experience in legal and business writing. Nicola has written for all the leading legal publishers, including LexisNexis, Legalease, Incisive Media, Thomson Reuters, and Jordan Publishing. She also writes law firm website content and other digital content, and has written on legal affairs for the Guardian and the Times Legal Supplement. Nicola is the author of Blackstone’s Guide to Becoming a Solicitor and Website Design and Strategy for Law Firms (also published by Ark Group). In addition, she provides communications consultancy advice to law firms on website strategy, digital content, and social media best practice. Nicola’s company Clarity, offers professional writing and communications services for the legal and business professions.
Alison Matthews
Founder, Alison Matthews Consulting. Expert on AML, law firm regulation and compliance.
Neil Quantick
Managing director, and head of wills, trusts and probate team, Quanticks.
Kathryn Taylor
Managing partner, Gordon Brown Law Firm

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