Landmark Information, the property, land and environmental data specialist, has introduced a free report re-ordering service on all of its RiskView Residential environmental report orders.
Research from Gazeal reveals that the time it takes to sell a home in the UK has increased by a week in the last year, with large regional variances of up to 20% increases in Luton, for example.
By Julian Bryan, Managing Director, Quill
Nothing slows down on Fridays at Quill – or indeed in many places within the legal profession. We all know that Friday busyness is typified in the conveyancing sector when exchanges take place, dictated by most house buyers’ preference to move home at the end of the week.
A Subject Access Request is the right of access, commonly referred to as subject access, and anyone for whom we hold data has the right to obtain a copy of their personal data as well as other supplementary information. It is there to help those whose data we handle understand how we are using their data, and check we are doing it lawfully.
What data is a person entitled to?
The right to obtain the following:
Customers will see enhanced efficiencies in matter creation, automated document creation and client portal applications
Neota Logic, creator of the world’s leading no-code AI automation platform, and Repstor, the leading content management solution, have announced an innovative integration between their two products for the legal sector, which will revolutionise the matter creation and document automation process, and enhance client portal applications. The combined solution will be delivered by partner Transform Data International.
The role of legal practitioners is becoming ever more complex. In the last 18 months alone, we have seen new protocols such as the European Parliament’s GDPR regulation and HMRC’s Making Tax Digital initiative shake up processes within the UK’s legal practices. With the upcoming revisions to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Account Rules in November, further change is on the horizon and practice managers must ensure that their firms make provisions in order to adapt and remain successful.
Leading legal 500 firm, Osbornes Law, was established in London in 1973 and have over 110 lawyers and staff with a reputation for providing excellent service and strong commitment. This year, their experienced housing and public law solicitor, William Ford, won the Social Welfare award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (LALY’s). Tikit are long supporters of the LALY’s, sponsoring this particular award for many years.
Landmark Information Group, the leading provider of information to the property market and part of Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), has strengthened its business with the acquisition of the conveyancing panel management business of Aventria.
Eclipse Legal Systems, the Law Society Endorsed legal software provider, has today announced that new start-up law firm Forever Legal is implementing the Proclaim Practice Management solution.
Established in 2019, Altringham based Forever Legal specialises in equity release, residential conveyancing and probate law.
Various trends are impacting law firms in 2019 and there is one common theme – technology. PWC’s Law Firms’ Survey 2018 reported that “100% of Top 10 and 40% of Top 11–25 firms view technology as the key challenge facing the legal sector over the next 2 years.”
Cybersecurity and data protection
The PWC Information Security Breaches Survey 2015 report states that 90% of large organisations and 74% of small organisations have encountered a security breach.
In 2016 ByrneWallace became the first large firm in Ireland to have ISO 27001 certification. Firms with ISO 27001 certification must have a totally comprehensive system of security measures that extend beyond just IT.
Now, of course, the firm has to ensure it complies with the GDPR as well as. Part of ByrneWallace’s security strategy is to manage the risk of email data breaches – one of the most common cybersecurity threats a firm faces.