2 October, 2013
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has published its high level business plan to 2014
Chair of the CLC Anna Bradley said: “The specialisation of the CLC is a real strength. It is the major reason why there is no need for a quality scheme for Licensed Conveyancers. The Council has decided to build on that strength by allowing the CLC to develop in response to the demands of changing legal services market but with a clear focus on conveyancing and related property law services. This business plan gives us the flexibility to cope with the fast-changing demands of regulating this sector while retaining a sharp focus on our core strengths and the strengths of those we regulate. So for example we will continue to pursue an application to regulate the conduct of litigation but in practice this will be focused on property-related litigation as part of a package of property-related services required by consumers.”
Chief Executive Sheila Kumar said: “The profession we regulate is qualified to degree level in conveyancing and that qualification also requires practical experience. Their CPD is geared to that specialisation. Before putting this business plan together we listened to what conveyancers were telling us about how they plan to develop their businesses in the next few years. It is clear that a focused approach by their regulator will be well-suited to that development as the housing market continues its recovery and the development of new business models continues. We expect the upturn to increase the pace of change in the conveyancing sector and we aim to continue to deliver our robust but supportive brand of regulation in that changing environment.” Click here.