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HMLR practice guide update: May 2022

16th May 2022

HM Land Registry (HMLR) practice guide update: PG10

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New CQS Core Practice Management Standards

13 May 2022

The changes to The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) are now in effect.

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SRA consults on 2022-23 business plan, budget and fee levels

12 May 2022

The Solicitors Regulation Authority have launched a public consultation on its 2022-23 Business Plan and budget, including details of the work they plan to focus on in the coming year, continuing their commitment to accountability and transparency.

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Legal Aid Crime Contract Updates

11 May 2022

Organisations which have completed verification will shortly be contacted about duty solicitor work.

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“Price on application” deemed unlawful in property listings

10 May 2022

National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has published its opinion, developed with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), that the use of “POA” or “price on application” in property listings contravenes consumer protection legislation.

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Legal Tech Solutions Increase Practice Efficiency

22 April 2022

Technology continues to have a positive impact on every aspect of our lives. Increased data transmission efficiency and the development of more powerful computers and mobile devices have enabled us to access information in ways we never thought possible.

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Managing Remote And Hybrid Teams

22 April 2022

Since the onset of the pandemic, remote work environments have become the new norm for many law firms.

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HMLR practice guide update – April 2022

21 April 2022

Notices, restrictions and protection of third-party interests (PG19)

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Verify 365 Announces Integration with Actionstep

19 April 2022

A market leading, legal, anti-money laundering (AML) solution, Verify 365, has completed and announced their integration with an established, best in class, Case Management System, Actionstep.

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Verify 365 Announces Integration with Actionstep

19 April 2022

A market leading, legal, anti-money laundering (AML) solution, Verify 365, has completed and announced their integration with an established, best in class, Case Management System, Actionstep.

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Cloud-Based Law Firm Software Vs. On-Premise Servers

22 March 2022

The pandemic caused a seismic shift in the way we work—particularly for many law firms. Face-to-face client meetings were replaced by Zoom and Microsoft Teams calls, office chats happened on Slack instead of at the watercooler, and work took place at the kitchen table rather than the boardroom.

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How changing your client onboarding process can transform your firm

7 March 2022

Acquiring new clients is the lifeblood of any conveyancing firm. Having a strong client intake and client onboarding process is essential in this regard.

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Best Practices to Ensure Your Law Firm is a Top Competitor in 2022

2nd March 2022

Lawyer-client communications play a critical role in today’s competitive legal environment. Leading lawyers do more than reach out on occasion—instead, they empower clients to thrive with instant access to the most up-to-date information.

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HMLR Practice Guide updates: PG1, PG6, PG10 and PG12

28 March 2022

How Can Your Firm Improve Client Communications in 2022?

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Solicitor’s long career ended after asking client for £100 payment

25 February 2022

Lawyers and clients communicate through a growing variety of channels. Over the past decade, the time spent on email, instant messaging, phone, and video calls rose 50% or more to consume at least 85% of most people’s workweeks. Then, the pandemic struck, which researchers say vaulted digital adoption rates five years forward in a matter of around eight weeks in 2020. Now, it seems we send IMs while we Zoom, as voice and video call times have doubled and IM traffic increased by 65%.

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Thinking about selling your law firm? This is how you do it

22 February 2022

The two most digitally accelerated processes were remote work systems (81%) and collaboration and team communication (79%). With these capabilities rising across the globe, your clients now expect fast responses and near-instant status updates. Here are seven ways to excel during every interaction with clients in 2022.

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Commercial firm to accept crypto payments

21 February 2022

1. Use Channels that Balance Lawyer and Client Communication Needs.

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Homebuyers can now use Verify 365 NFC app to prove their identity

17 February 2022

The needs of your business clients versus those of private individuals may differ in emotional sensitivities. But law firms need highly secure, traceable communication channels in every matter.

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HMLR Practice Guide updates: PG19 and PG67

15th February 2022

Email remains popular for its convenience and ubiquity. It may surprise you to learn how far modern email has come! You can now establish a single, online communication center for each matter that allows team members to see each other’s messages. The system automatically logs emails and attachments to the matter file. As a result, everyone works with the most up-to-date information, and the entire team can deliver accurate answers quickly.

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Why Leave Biglaw To Form A Boutique?

15 February 2022

Other options include text and instant messaging apps for quick answers and minor conversations. If your practice management system doesn’t automatically log these discussions to a central matter file, and a discussion veers into more significant concerns, consider asking lawyers to send a summarized email to the file or to the client to log the details.

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