Identity Fraud and Conveyancing – Is Your Firm at Risk?

Identity fraud is on the rise and conveyancing firms are increasingly preferred targets of online hackers and con-artists. It is not just small, high-street firms that are vulnerable. City firm Mishcon de Reya was found to be liable for breach of trust after its client was duped into buying a London property from a tenant posing as the owner and was ordered by the High Court to pay more than £1 million to the victim. However, a claim for negligence […]

How Solicitors Can Survive An SRA Investigation

Few things cause the manager of a law firm more stress and anxiety than news that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is conducting an investigation into your practice. If you have an understanding of the process however, along with properly organised files & accounts and the aid of professional support in the event that an interview is requested, an SRA investigation can be dealt with in a calm, pragmatic manner. The SRA investigation procedure Naturally, little notice is given prior […]