News

Review of licence and practice fee arrangements

7 May, 2013

The CLC is consulting on the structure for setting regulatory fees for 2013-2014. We intend to set regulatory fees applying the model that has been in force since 1 November 2010. Read moreand respond to the consultation.

Discipline and Appeals Arrangements Consultations

7 May, 2013

Between January 2013 and March 2013 the CLC consulted on our Discipline and Appeals Arrangements. We received 27 completed responses. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the consultation. This document sets out the findings of that consultation exercise.

Mike Judge Property Lawyers

3 May, 2013

On the 30th April 2012 the CLC intervened into the licensed conveyancing practice Mike Judge Property Lawyers of 11-13 Cheetham Street Rochdale, Lancashire. We would like to assure existing clients of Mike Judge Property Lawyers that the CLC is working to ensure that outstanding conveyancing transactions can proceed with minimal inconvenience. If you have any [Read more]

Consultation – Referral fees

23 April, 2013

We’re grateful to everyone who took part in our consultation on the future of referral fees. As ever, opinions on principle of referral fees is very evenly divided but there is a very clear majority in favour of the enhanced disclosure provisions we have proposed. The Council will now consider the final shape of our [Read more]

Listening to your client

22 April, 2013

It was great to see from the Annual Regulatory Return that many of you proactively record  client satisfaction levels and, vitally, use the information to improve the service your firm offers. View the full results 

Consultation – Standalone licences

27 March, 2013

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has today issued a consultation paper which is open for responses until Wednesday 19th June 2013.  Read more.

CLC launches new course

11 March, 2013

The CLC has launched a new course aimed at aimed at staff working in a wide range of sectors such as legal, property or financial services, who want to understand the basics of conveyancing. Titled, Conveyancing: Basic Principles in Practice, the course is at A Level (level 3) standard and priced at only 225 GBP, [Read more]

Handbook and Framework amendments

13 February, 2013

View the Handbook and Framework explanation of amendments published in February 2013 here.

Update on the Legal Ombudsman Scheme Rule changes

14 January, 2013

The Legal Ombudsman has received the go ahead to update its rules on complaint handling. The changes are intended to help the Ombudsman respond to a developing legal services market and ready it to start handling complaints about claims management companies later this year. It is hoped that the changes will also ensure the Ombudsman [Read more]

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