Conveyancing is responsible for more negligence claims than any other legal area

It is a longstanding reality within the legal industry that conveyancing is the largest practice area of risk within a law firm. This is partly due to the many lender requirements changing on a regular basis as well as the property market suffering hugely in the last few years, leading to redundancies of experienced and qualified staff. There are now strong signs of recovery and with firms becoming increasingly busy again – law firms are now frantically looking for qualified conveyancers to join their teams.

Searches UK are all too aware of the pressures put on today’s conveyancers and work diligently to ensure that they are offering products and services which will help them to provide a quality service to their clients, whilst minimising risk on case files. Priding themselves on their intuitive online ordering system, this has been developed to recognise over 15 potential hazard areas on properties that may not have been immediately obvious to the conveyancer at the beginning of the transaction. The software includes multi-hazard warnings when processing searches, flagging up potential risks to a property and highlighting relevant searches the conveyancer may wish to order to help them to collate the data they need to adequately report back to the client.

Recent Government reports on fracking suggest that house prices could be affected by up to 7%, therefore working with intellectual search platforms and specialist search companies is imperative to ensure conveyancers are supplying their clients with accurate, authentic information from the outset of a transaction, enabling clients to make informed decisions based on the facts.

Searches UK take their risk and compliance procedures extremely seriously, making sure all areas of risk and compliance are addressed with in-depth procedures, training and additional measures taken to ensure all areas are covered. This year marks the fourth consecutive year of Searches UK gaining the Legal Eye Quality Standard award for their high standards of risk and compliance.

Lisa Summerton, Sales and Marketing Director commented:

“It is our highest priority to ensure our clients are receiving factual, authentic reports for their clients, supplied by our online ordering platform and the search specialists we work alongside. We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our searches, and having hazard reports built into our software means we can supply our clients with even more information on the property.”

For further information about any of the products and services from Searches UK visit or call a member of their dedicated team on 0800 043 1815.

This article was submitted to be published by Searches UK as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.

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