Archives: Conduct, practice and risk management

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Throwback Thursday – Week 1

July/August 2020 | Conduct, practice and risk management

In the midst of a global pandemic and Brexit rearing its head again, August 2019 seems like a lifetime ago. We will take a look back at some key topics which we were considering a year ago and are still very relevant now. Law firms are as vulnerable to fraud now as they have ever …

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Conveyancing Covid clauses – the risks

July/August 2020 | Conduct, practice and risk management

Each month we consider conduct and practice issues relevant to busy practitioners. This month we will consider some of the risks to conveyancers of so-called ‘Covid clauses’. Conveyancing practitioners have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 crisis. Workloads dried up overnight, staff moved to homeworking with little or no notice, many staff had to …

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Undertakings – Covid-19 problems

June 2020 | Conduct, practice and risk management

We gave a refresher in our April 2020 edition (p6) on the ongoing problems that compliance with undertakings can cause for conveyancing practitioners. This is even more of an issue now so many conveyancing staff are working from home. The Code for Completion by Post (2019) contains some of the lesser known undertakings by the …

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