Thursday 20 June 2013
Certain things in life can seem like a struggle.
Employing conveyancing solicitors to buy, sell or remortgage can be amongst those processes we all need to address at some point in our lives. The same applies when looking to organise a Will, gain Probate, claim for a Personal Injury or reclaiming your PPI premiums.
Taking the house moving scenario as an example it's a difficult process to go through and it helps if the firm of conveyancing solicitors you're dealing with are on top of their game. ie. not overloaded with work to the point where "service" becomes an issue.
In situations like these it helps if you have an organisation on your side who can help out in the event there's a problem with your property conveyancing. ie. get involved and knock heads together... As Legal Brokers we're here to help you every step of the way.
As such the different conveyancing firms and solicitors we recommend have proven themselves by both their efforts and their understanding. Plus we like to work with nice people, too, and that generally helps.
Additionally if you're selling a property and need an EPC, at the point you put the property on the market, we can help courtesy of our very large database of Domestic Energy Assessors.
If, in the first instance, you would like an informal chat about any legal issue such as Wills, individual Conveyancing Solicitors (EPC's if you're selling a home), Personal Injury or PPI claim please don't hesitate to call our helpline on 0845 603 0708.
On a seperate note if you're a friendly solicitor, and you're comfortable working to fixed fees, please contact us and we'll discuss membership of our panel, our search requirements, and how we can help you.
.... and finally if you'd like to discuss our legal franchise strategy (www.NationalSolicitors.com*), buying & selling a law firm or legal recruitment please grab a phone and call right now.
Regards & thanks.
Legal Brokers Ltd
* Paul Baynes, head of conveyancing. Leigh Bailey, National Solicitors........ "the branding and the online support has been top notch and we're very happy to be part of National Solicitors... the increase in business has been very pleasing, too !"
We use this section as a way to update people on subjects such as our conveyancing solicitors, conveyancing quotes, PPI and general legal areas.
10.09.07... Home Information Packs now required for 3 bedroom properties...
27.09.07... HIP's offered by our existing Conveyancing solicitors through our Quotes system.
24.10.07... Legal Brokers Ltd start to roll out White Label HIP's to Estate Agents.
27.11.07... Sam Archibald heads up the Home Information Pack (HIPS) team.
16.12.07... The Sunday Express reviewed our HIPs solution & gave us a very good review. Please let us know if you'd like a copy !
01.05.08... Joanne Pearce joins LBL as HIPs administrator and conveyancing support assistant.
01.05.08... Katy Daynes joins the Home Information Packs team.
01.05.08... Stephen Rose joins the HIPs team.
01.07.08... Emilie Fanara & Matt Hague join the HIPs team.
01.08.08... Jon Hilton begins a series of Articles, for EAFocus Magazine, discussing HIPs.
01.09.08... Article 2 in the EAFocus Magazine HIPs series.
01.09.08... Matthew Hague joins the HIPs team.
01.10.08... Article 3 in the EAFocus Magazine HIPs series.
01.11.08... To follow up our membership of the HIPcode we've joined AHIPP, too.
01.11.08... Article 4 in the EAFocus Magazine HIPs Series.
01.12.08... Article 5 in the EAFocus Magazine HIPs Series.
10.12.08... We were asked to comment, by the Estate Agency Times, on Margaret Becketts tweaks to the HIP regulations.
12.12.08... Further insight into Margaret Beckett's way of thinking.
12.12.08... regretably Sam decides to leave and can't be coaxed back. Good luck, spud.
08.01.09... Comment on the days Interest rate cuts.
28.01.09... Increased requests for property solicitors during January.
04.02.09... Beware the idiot . Our Director is training for the UK's Ironman event. Sponsorship would be great....
06.02.09... Interest rates cut to 1%
12.08.09... Jon completes the IronMan event... and spends the next 3 days on the loo as a consequence of his 15 hour, self inflicted, pain fest.
01.09.09... Nikki Ridehalgh joins as Sales Manager..
23.12.09... The Law Society / SRA close down one of our biggest clients... Not a good day to be a supplier of Searches.
20.05.10... HIPs were cancelled by the coalition Government... If you're gazumped in the future, having spent money on unnecessary searches, you might want to contact Mr Cameron and let him know the "old" system we've reverted too.... hasn't helped you !
09.07.10... LBL gains Ministry of Justice approval to, "provide regulated claims management services".
08.08.10... April Shepley joins us to work on our Payment Protection Insurance claims.
18.01.11... Early Day Motion to be submitted by David Crausby MP to the House of Commons in an effort to reform the way the Law Society / SRA deal with the debts of the solicitors firms they close down... Fun and games.
21.03.11... Mailshot to the legal profession. Specifically regarding buying and selling legal practices, conveyancing referrals and franchising. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/march-2011-mailshot/index.htm
01.04.11... April Shepley leaves us to return to the US & Emilie Fanara (who left us a year before) rejoins to work on PPI. Very clever lady.
01.06.11... Zoe Davies joins us to help develop our Personal Injury department.
23.06.11... Mailshot to the legal profession. Specifically regarding a Law Firm for sale, PI & Franchising. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/2nd-half-june-2011-mailshot/index.htm
28.06.11... Mailshot to the legal profession. Opportunity in the northwest for two personal injury lawyers to become partners in a new firm. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/28th-june-2011-mailshot/index.htm
09.09.11... The Government has announced plans, today, to do away with referral fees in the Personal Injury market. Interesting times !
11.10.11... Mailshot to the legal profession. Greenwich solicitors firm for sale and general law branding proposition. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/11th-october-2011-mailshot/index.htm
17.11.11... Mailshot to solicitors. Manchester solicitor looking to acquire PI firms. Plus National Law, project.www.legalbrokers.co.uk/17th-november-2011-mailshot/index.htm
19.01.11... Mailshot to solicitors regards National Law & Quality Solicitors. Seems to have generated a certain amount of interest !
31.01.12... Quality Solicitors mailshot. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/31st-january-2012-quality-solicitors-mailshot/index.htm
14.02.11... Follow up National Solicitors email. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/14th-february-2012-quality-solicitors/index.htm
01.03.12... National Solicitors email. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/1st-march-2012-mailshot/index.htm
23.03.12... Quality Solicitors starting National Advertising. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/23rd-march-2012-mailshot/index.htm
30.05.12... National Solicitors & New law firm for sale. Mailshot. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/30th-may-2012-mailshot/index.htm
28.06.12... National Solicitors & Legal Brokers. www.legalbrokers.co.uk/30th-june-2012/index.htm
Why do we work with Conveyancing Solicitors rather than Licensed Conveyancers ? There's no particular reason other than the fact that we prefer to deal with solicitors because of their general knowledge and understanding of the law. It's not always the case but generally Conveyancing Solicitors tend to be better funded and have Case Management software and Online Tracking facilities. The legal profession can be a mine field and whilst, admittedly, solicitors can be slightly "stuffy" as long as you select the right Conveyancing Solicitors your transaction should run very smoothly. Plus if there's a problem we're here to help!
The fact of the matter is that conveyancing is a complicated procedure but it's not rocket science. In the first instance the solicitor's name has to be passed over to the Estate Agent and they then generate the Memorandum Of Sale. This piece of paper is sent to both solicitors & they then write to each other to begin the process in earnest. Contracts are then sent out and the fundamentals of the conveyancing transaction begins. There are various procedures to go through, on a step by step basis, that subsequently take a prospective client from placing an offer to actual completion of the conveyancing process. It isn't easy and, especially for Leasehold transactions, there can be complications along the way but we're here to help. We'll contact the solicitor, on your behalf, if there's a problem and try to resolve any problems as they occur. Conveyancing is our business and we'll help when needed.
If you're looking for property solicitors who can provide a service that covers both England and Wales we can offer you the services of four specialist conveyancers. The UK market is filled with thousands of firms who can carry out traditional domestic conveyancing but we find it makes more sense to use firms who are either specialist property solicitors or, alternatively, are large Practices who have dedicated conveyancing departments. The benefits of this approach are such that the individual staff are 100% devoted to the task at hand and can competently deal with all aspects of the legal work without being dragged into other areas. Using the "dedicated" approach the property solicitors are more likely to use invaluable tools such as Case Management software and Online Case Tracking. All solicitors are not the same and it pays to deal with those specialist property solicitors who have already been approved by ourselves.
Trying to establish the exact solicitors fees you're being charged isn't always easy – generally speaking it can be a nightmare. Because solicitors will sometimes go out of their way to confuse the issue we have established the disbursements necessary for each transaction and we state them clearly on the website. In this way you can be assured that there are no hidden solicitors fees or additional extra's which you'll subsequently be charged. You may find it useful, when comparing quotes, to use our figures as a template. With this in mind you'll find that the solicitors fees you'll see on our site are both a genuine and reliable guide to the cost of your conveyancing.
As part of our growth plan we're looking to work with proactive individuals who are interested in a searches or legal services franchise. We specialise in, amongst others, local authority, personal, drainage, enviro & coal searches. If your currently involved in the Legal profession and are looking to spread your wings by developing your own legal franchise we're ideally placed to help. Additionally apart from simply offering you a Searches Franchise we can also offer a range of ancilliary products for you to sell within your territory. Marketing conveyancing solicitors to estate agents, offer Wills, the services of Divorce Lawyers, Legal Documentation and even the selling of solicitors practices themselves. By the nature of our name a Legal Franchise with ourselves should, as long as you have the get up & go, be a profitable venture.
Buy a Solicitors Firm
If you're interested in buying, selling or merging a law firm please let us know and we'll list your firm. We don't always display the solicitors firms we deal with, for confidentiality reasons, hence it might be worthwhile to contact us in order to check out the different law firms we're acting for. If you're looking to buy a solicitors practice we act as agents for PI, Conveyancing, Wills + Probate and litigation firms.
As part of our franchise plans we're looking to offer an alternative to Quality Solicitors with our brand "National Solicitors". www.nationalsolicitors.com
Essentially we're offering online branding, general marketing umphh, details on mergers and acquisitions and a national trading style. ie. the logo's would say, as an example, "Staples Solicitors. National Solicitors." Why not have a chat about our law franchise ?