Referral fees, HIPs and Bee Gees tribute acts (EAT)

With the home buying and selling process firmly on the news agenda of late – everything from a possible ban on referral fees to reservation agreements being made compulsory – now is the perfect time to get in touch with conveyancing guru Rob Hailstone.

Stamp Duty Land Tax Surcharge Consultation Underway (TC)

Following the government’s vague promise to increase Stamp Duty Land Tax with a surcharge placed on properties bought by foreign investors during the Conservative Party Conference in October last year, the changes are about to come into force following a consultation...

Law Society: Firms slow to adopt disruptive technology (LF)

Law firms are under increasing pressure to adopt lawtech, with the rewards for doing so “potentially huge”, but despite this the profession has been slow to embrace systems that would radically change legal services, according to a major report.