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2013/14 License and Practice fees

03 September 2013

The CLC is proposing to make no changes to licence and practice fees for the year beginning November 2013. The methods for calculation of fees and the levels of fee will remain the same as those for the current year. This is subject to approval by the Legal Services Board. 

Internal Audit Tender

19 August 2013

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) is seeking to appoint an internal auditor to supply services with effect from 1 January 2014.

Thematic reviews of complaints handling and managing conflicts of interest

19 August 2013

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has today announced two thematic reviews to assess standards of practice in the management of conflicts of interest, for example when the regulated community is acting for both the buyer and the seller in a property transaction and in complaints handling. 

Legal Service Board approves CLC's approach on referral fees

08 August 2013

A CLC Review found no justification for a ban on referral fees in conveyancing and our proposals for changes to the Disclosure of Profits and Advantages Code to ensure greater transparency have been welcomed by the Legal Services Board. The revised Disclosure of Profits and Advantages Code is now available. 

Michael Prout & Co

15 July 2013

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) intervened in Michael Prout & Co, of 7 St. Nicholas Street, Bristol on Monday 15 July 2013

Doubleday Property Lawyers Limited - Closure

11 July 2013

Doubleday Property Lawyers of 20 High Street, Halstead, Essex, closed on 11 July.

Risk management tools

07 June 2013

There is now a broad range of different products on the market offering solutions to different types of risk. In the CLC’s view, the most effective way a practice can minimise risk in any area is to ensure that it has appropriate and proportionate processes and procedures to supervise and quality assure services which are being provided. These should be developed and managed internally

CLC roadshows begin in London

29 May 2013

We are launching a series of free roadshows around England and Wales beginning with events in London in July. These two-hour sessions will offer a mix of practical advice on managing risk in your practice with discussion with the Chair of the CLC, Anna Bradley and Chief Executive, Sheila Kumar, on the changing nature of your practice and regulation.

CLC reacts to Lord Chancellors decision not to regulate will writing

15 May 2013

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers today expressed disappointment at the Lord Chancellor's decision that will writing should be subject to self-regulation and has not chosen to make it a reserved legal service.

CLC publish diversity profiling results

14 May 2013

In April of this year, the CLC began preparations to undertake a programme of diversity profiling work.

This work is a requirement of the Legal Services Board and is designed to ensure the legal services market is reflective of the society it serves.