New Compliance Week launched for property lawyers


Property lawyers and conveyancers are to be given a helping hand with their Law Society CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accreditation as part of an all-new ‘Compliance Week’, organised by the UK’s leading provider of property conveyancing searches, reports and workflow solutions, Index Property Information.

A partner of The Law Society for CQS, Index is hosting its Compliance Week to help conveyancers reduce risk and maximise compliance for CQS accreditation.

Taking place from Monday 26th April to Friday 29th April, the Week includes free insight and information sessions for property lawyers.

Managing director of Index West Midlands and brainchild of the event, Kate Bould, explains:

“From 1st May, all Law Society CGS-accredited legal practices must meet the Core Practice Management Standards (CPMS). Onsite CQS Assessments will also recommence in May.

“As a trusted partner of the Law Society for CQS, we want to do what we can to give property lawyers and conveyancers information and insights that will help them to reduce risk and maximise compliance for CQS accreditation.

“Our knowledge and ever-growing portfolio of digital-first products and services, mean Index is perfectly placed to provide this support. The last two years have been fast-paced and intensely busy, but being able to get out and about over the last few months and meet clients face-to-face has given everyone the headspace to take stock – many property lawyers are opening-up about the areas in which they need help, and CQS accreditation is top of the list.

“So, we have created Compliance Week to spotlight the imminent changes, and run free information sessions to support their preparation before the 1st of May deadline.”

The Index Compliance Week includes a ‘SDLT Calculations: Remove risk and maximise compliance’ online session on Wednesday 27th April at 1pm, and a ‘CQS CPMS 2022: Demonstrating compliance’ session on Thursday 28th April.

Currently 3,500 law firms are CQS accredited, and by joining the CQS scheme, law firms show they have the expertise to deliver quality residential conveyancing advice, and that they use standardised processes to recognize and reduce risks.

Index West Midlands is the number one provider of conveyancing searches, reports and workflow solutions to the local and regional property industry across Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and the Black Country. Its property search and report portfolio covers environmental risk factors, HS2, utility and telecommunications reports. The firm works closely with the region’s Local Authorities, Law Societies, commercial and residential property lawyers and conveyancing solicitors.

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