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Check the price of your HIP, Law Society urges

The Law Society is urging home-sellers to check the real cost of their Home Information Pack (HIP) with their estate agent to avoid inflated costs. The warning comes after a Channel 4 News investigation found evidence that more than £100 could be added to the price of HIPs because of secret payments to estate agents.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 09:38


Legal services firm nominated

Legal supply firm X-Press Legal Services has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Franchisor of the Year Awards 2009, organised by the British Franchise Association and sponsored by Express Newspapers and HSBC.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 09:39


Law Society to carry out legal aid review

To mark the 60th anniversary of legal aid, the Law Society is conducting a review into the provision of publicly-funded criminal and civil legal services in England and Wales.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2009 16:53


First corporate manslaughter charge

The first prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 will begin on 17 June, at Stroud Magistrates Court, against Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 11:34


Law Society asks: Have you checked the sanctions list?

The UK government imposes financial restrictions on persons and entities as part of its domestic counter-terrorism regime, as well as those persons proscribed by the United Nations and/or European Union. However, in a recent Law Society survey, 48% of respondents said that they did not check their clients against those sanctions lists.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 July 2009 15:00