Joint representation still “best value” for England and Wales

The Law Society of Scotland last week voted in favour of separate representations but this week their England and Wales counterparts have taken quite a different view on the issue.

Jonathan Smithers, chair of the Law Society’s conveyancing and land law committee said: "The regulatory environment and market conditions are very different in Scotland.

“The Law Society continues to endorse joint representation for a range of reasons including providing the best value for money for the buying client."

Mr Smithers said that the position was reached following extensive consultation with the profession in a series of roadshow events last year,

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