I have really had my fill of late with conveyacing. It seems that I am either up against law firms which don't know anything beyond what their computer tells them, law firm's with conveyancers who are determined to justify every penny they charge their clients for or developers who seem to think they can provide minimal information and then shout as loud as possible that there is a deadline and you have to achieve it, never mind they've not provided all the information you need!
In this case by 'the house' I mean the banks.
Lloyds TSB Bank PLC v Markandan & Uddin  EWCA Civ 65 provides a rather shocking kick to the wotsnames for solicitors firms around the country.
The summary is that M&U acted for a bona fide purchaser, but the seller was a fraudulently selling property they did not own and had employed fake solicitors mascarading as a…Read More
I don't suppose it should suprise any of us that the My SRA system is failing. Practising certificates still have not been issued, and the SRA have been forced to extend deadlines and take people by alphabetical order.
At this rate we might all receive our PCs just in time to renew them next year.
Why do large bodies, such as the SRA, continue to try to re-invent the wheel without testing to see if it works before rolling it out to the masses?