LSSA announces UK’s first free conveyancing portal
Free2Convey connects all parties in a property chain and is developed and backed by the Legal Software Suppliers Association
The LSSA is proud to announce the launch of the Free2Convey conveyancing portal, currently in beta testing and which will go live before the end of 2015. Free2Convey has an easy to view and updated live overview of the Conveyancing Chain View, showing each stage that each person in a conveyancing chain is at and give visibility to the conveyancing process. This will be freely available to all parties in a chain, regardless of the software package they may be using. Free2Convey also has on Online Virtual Deal Room where parties can upload documents and collaboratively work on material. All work is performed in Microsoft Word (not simply annotating a .pdf as with other systems) with the facility to track and approve/reject changes.
The system has Party Verification whereby users can see the details for each party in the chain in order to verify them and has security features built in to help protect users. Free2Convey is a more secure system than unencrypted email or post and is operated on secure UK datacentres. It is free and will remain so.
Free2Convey is backed by the Legal Software Suppliers Association (LSSA), the not-for-profit trade organisation that represents the majority of software suppliers to the UK legal profession. Collectively the LSSA provides software to around 90% of Law firms in the UK and the wealth of experience of supplying these services to this market is unparalleled.
“The LSSA is supporting this industry collaboration to provide a free to use conveyancing portal to all UK conveyancing professionals” comments Matt Lancaster, LSSA Chairman. “We feel that there has been a lot of uncertainty in this area which is damaging to the conveyancing industry so we have collaborated to offer choice to the market. It is the role of the LSSA to advance legal technology in the UK and we see Free2Convey as a perfect example of how we are able to do this. We welcome others in the software industry to join us in this initiative.”
Susan Lane, Solicitor, of Cree Godfrey and Wood in London commented: “I liked what I saw with the Free2Convey system, it does everything that I want from an online Conveyancing Portal and won’t cost me a penny to use!”
LSSA companies supporting the Free2Convey initiative include:
Advanced Legal, Easy Convey, Eclipse, LEAP, Linetime, OchreSoft, The Osprey Legal Cloud, Oyez Professional Services, Quill Pinpoint, Redbrick Solutions, Select Legal.
Other companies are expected and welcome to back the initiative and may do so by contacting the LSSA at [email protected]
The LSSA is hosting four seminars in the next few weeks to demonstrate Free2Convey to interested conveyancers and legal professionals.
- Wednesday 23rd September – Hilton Birmingham Metropole
- Wednesday 30th September – Hilton Garden Inn Bristol
- Wednesday 7th October – Hilton Manchester Deansgate
- Wednesday 14th October – Hilton London Hyde Park
Agenda for all seminars
- 9:00 coffee/registration for 9:30 start. Close at 11:00
- Introduction to Free2Convey and why the LSSA has developed it
- Live demonstration of Free2Convey
- Q&A session
- How to request a live set and use the system
To secure your place on one of these sessions please register here.