By Joanna King, Legal and Compliance Analyst As per: https://www.modernlawmagazine.com/single-post/2018/04/18/GOVERNMENT%E2%80%99S-RESPONSE-ON-ISSUES-SURROUNDING-ONEROUS-GROUND-RENT-TERMS
There has been a lot of publicity shared in recent months around the topic of ‘toxic leaseholds’. Just before Christmas last year the government published its response to the recent call for evidence on “Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market”. One of the issues considered as part of this consultation was the matter of onerous ground rents in residential leases.
There is no precise definition of what exactly constitutes an onerous ground ...Read more
Taken from the Mortgage Finance Gazette: https://www.mortgagefinancegazette.com/features/digital-evolution-conveyancing-14-05-2018/ Angela Gordon-Lennox, head of product, environment, legal & mapping at Landmark Information discusses how conveyancing is evolving with the help of digitisation and integration of data.
In a recent Conveyancing Roadshow we conducted with Modern Law, we had the opportunity to directly speak to 60 property lawyers from across the country to understand the current issues, opportunities and trends facing the legal conveyancing sector today.
A theme that was brought up at every session was the changing ...Read more
Ochresoft, the legal workflow software specialist for conveyancing and private client lawyers, has announced the appointment of Helen Luty as its Customer Services Manager. Helen is heading up a team of four trainers, a project manager and a customer relationship advisor, and is spearheading the end-to-end review of the customer experience. Recognising that its customers are at the heart of its business, Ochresoft is focused on making the step change to a more proactive account management style. With almost two decades operating in ...Read more
“The conveyancing professionals around the table were all in agreement that more needs to be done collectively as a profession to educate consumers on what is involved in the conveyancing process.”
The latest edition of Modern Law Magazine (Issue 34) has been published, and includes the output from a series of regional Conveyancing Roadshow debates which Ochresoft was delighted to take part in. You can read Managing Director Robert Sanderson's article in full by clicking on the image below: Read more
Ochresoft has today announced it is sponsoring the Modern Law Awards 2017/2018. Now in their fifth year, the Modern Law Awards were launched to celebrate and identify sparkling talent and success in entrepreneurship, market development, business management and best practice in the modern legal services arena. These exclusive awards reflect the ever-increasing reorganisation, new legal entities and business dynamism of legal service providers since the Legal Services Act came into force. The Modern Law Awards offer a unique and timely opportunity to ...Read more
Ochresoft has today announced it will be an Associate Sponsor of the second annual ESTAS Conveyancer Awards for 2018, following the successful inaugural event which took place earlier this year. Joining Ochresoft as an Associate sponsor is sister company, Landmark – the land, property and environmental data, while the headline sponsor will once again be represented by SearchFlow, the leading property search firm. The awards are independently voted for by the home buying and selling clients of legal conveyancing firms. In 2017, over ...Read more
Reading-based full-service law firm Boyes Turner has selected the Ochresoft Intelliworks Private Client workflow suite to centrally manage its probate, wills and lasting powers of attorney cases. Boyes Turner will use the cloud-based system to manage all private client work in these areas, removing the need for manual spreadsheets and enabling the team to centrally track, manage and review cases. Rachael Tomkins, Project Management Officer at Boyes Turner, said:
“We are continually focused on providing our clients with a secure and effective service, and ...Read more
Ochresoft, the legal workflow software specialist, has today announced the introduction of a direct data feed to the CML Lenders’ Handbook into its Intelliworks case management platform. This provides conveyancers with immediate on-demand access at key, contextual points in the workflow to the very latest lender-specific instructions directly within the system; eliminating the need to manually search for details. The live feed provides conveyancers with the ability to access all mortgage lenders’ most up-to-date instructions from the CML Handbook, which includes general ...Read more
Ochresoft, the legal workflow software specialist, has today announced the appointment of Solicitor and property industry stalwart, Robert Sanderson, as Managing Director. Sanderson takes over from founder Richard Bretherton, who has transitioned to the role of Chairman. Prior to joining Ochresoft, Sanderson was the Chief Operating Officer of legal services business Cordery, the LexisNexis ABS that specialises in helping GCs manage compliance. Robert was appointed to lead the business' incorporation and SRA authorisation, as well as represent the business as the Company ...Read more
We talk to Northampton's Key Conveyancing about the move to Intelliworks in our new case study. Key have grown their conveyancing team sixfold in less than three years. A rate of growth like that is great, but it can be difficult and stressful for already-overworked conveyancing teams. One benefit of Intelliworks is peace of mind. When you and your staff know Intelliworks is taking care of the everything, fast, profitable growth doesn't have to be stressful:Read more