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Conveyancing is dead, long live conveyancing?

According to the Law Society Gazette this week, the impact of Lloyds volume based threshold for membership on their conveyancing panel has resulted in approx 2,500 firms being dropped – that’s approximately 1/3 of all firms dealing with conveyancing. So, another nail in the coffin of high street conveyancing. Removal from major lenders’ panels, effectively […]

the hourly rate: going going gone?

Fees are back on the agenda again this week with the announcement from Cameron McKenna that they have launched an alternative billing campaign for existing and future clients; including an option for clients themselves to decide how much they want to pay, based on their perception of the value of the services they receive. Its […]

clc set to become regulator of choice?

Posted by | Filed under ABSs, clc, firm, innovation, risk management, sra | Aug 4, 2010 | Tags: , , , | No Comments

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers have just issued a consultation on their proposed draft code of conduct.  See http://bit.ly/bSBqWX. We all know that the CLC regulate conveyancing and probate work.  However, their application to add advocacy and litigation services to this remit expands their presence into the majority of “reserved activities”, effectively putting them on […]

abs toolkit

Legal Edge’s Sally Holdway will be running a series of ABS signposting sessions for Liverpool Law Society in September.  Its an opportunity to get a glimpse into the future, and an understanding of what the opportunities will be for your practice.  See Liverpool Law Society  Liverpool Law Society for more details.

timesheet gazumping

Posted by | Filed under ABSs, lawyers, legal, linkedin, management | Jul 7, 2010 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

I read a great comment in a Linkedin discussion recently, lamenting the lack of time most lawyers have to devote to marketing activities, but most memorable for its last phrase, “Timesheet Gazumping” What a neat way to summarise the challenges faced by most lawyers, who come into the office every day with great intentions to […]

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