Industry Experts To Discuss Cyber Crime And Technology

Today’s Conveyancer’s latest round table event is less than a week away.

As the nation adjusts to a new Prime Minister and prepares for a final Brexit outcome, the property market has experienced an ever-changing landscape.

Despite shifting regulations and a hot seat of key political figures shaping the sector, the only real constants have been the threat of cyber crime and the use of technology to improve the sector.

HM Land Registry’s Director of Digital, Data and Technology, John Abbott, will be providing an update on HMLR; discussing their move toward digitisation, progress on LLC1 centralisation and what the future holds for their relationship with conveyancers.

Currently, 14% of all land in England is unregistered. As HMLR move towards comprehensive registration by the end of the next decade, the session will provide a greater insight into the ongoing work and how it will improve efficiency in the new build sector.

Additionally, following the intense work carried out by HMLR over the past year to centralise and digitise local land charges, John Abbott will be able to explain the difficulties in migrating the first five local authorities and how the migration will help the conveyancing sector in the future.

Moving toward a digital future presents challenges for law firms from a cyber security point of view. More and more criminal organisations are finding failures in law firm security systems and intercepting deposit and sale funds.

And while criminals have focused on conveyancing because of the vast sums involved in property transactions, the risk to other departments that transfer funds such as PI, Wills & Probate is increasing. Jen Williams, Information Security Consultant and Cyber Essentials Assessor at Practical Vision will lead a discussion on practical ways to protect client monies and prevent conveyancing fraud in your law firm.

The round table will take place in London on 8th August 2019 between 10am and 3pm at Metrobank’s prestigious head office in Holborn.

If you would like to express an interest in this event or any upcoming events, please contact Eleanor Dunn by emailing [email protected]

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