January 2017 Newsletter
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)
We’re consulting on changes to our CPD regime. We propose moving to an outcomes-focused scheme that will allow CLC Lawyers to identify and manage their own training and development needs according to their area of practice and work/market demands.
Find out more and have your say
NEW WAYS TO QUALIFY AS A CLC LAWYER
Two of the new approved providers of education to CLC qualifications are presenting webinars for potential trainees and employers this month.
MOL offers distance learning and is is running a free webinar on 17th January at 12pm-1pm and again at 5pm-6pm.
Register now for the MOL webinar
Damar Training has a focus on the apprenticeship route as well as some distance learning and is running a free webinar on 11th January at 1pm that will last for about 30 minutes.
Register now for the Damar Training webinar
WORKING WITH THE CLC
We have issued invitations to tender for a range of services
To support its operation as a streamlined and agile regulator, the CLC is seeking tenders from interested parties for the provision of a range of services on a flexible, demand-led basis:
1. Monitoring Inspections to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers
2. Legal Services to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers
3. Intervention Services on behalf of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers
The successful bidders will work under the direction of the CLC staff team to support the delivery of regulatory objectives.
Find out more
We are looking to recruit an additional Regulatory Supervision Manager to our team.
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FRAUD AND CYBER-SECURITY
Join new anti-fraud campaign
The CLC supports the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign - why not join in too and help protect your clients and your firm. The website has lots of useful tips and materials to raise awareness of fraud among staff and clients.
Take Five to Stop Fraud
Take some time to review the resources on our website
Breach of trust and breach of warranty of authority
We’ve had a number of enquiries about these issues recently in the light of the Purrunsing and P&P cases. If you have not already watched our webinar from 6th December, it is now available to view on demand. The slides are also available to download.
Go to our Practice Notes and Webinars page
Get your firm’s secure badge from the CLC
Later this month we are launching our secure badge scheme for all CLC-regulated entities. We have written to managers asking them to confirm information about their firms.
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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PROPERTY MARKET?
This month we review analysis and predictions of the effect of Brexit on the property market.
BOARD MEMBER ROLES WITH LEASE
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is seeking to appoint two new members to the LEASE (Leasehold Advisory Service) board for a four-year term.
The successful candidates will be able to assist the Chair and Board in providing strategic direction to LEASE. By serving on the board of a public body, the successful candidate will play a vital role in making decisions to improve the delivery of LEASE’s services.
The closing date for applications is 15 January 2017.
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DON’T FORGET TO KEEP US UPDATED
During the last licence renewal round some changes came to light that had not been reported to us as they were made. These ranged from lawyers moving from one firm to another to the appointment of new directors. This caused a lot of additional work for the firms and individuals involved at the point of licence renewal as well as risking non-compliance with regulatory requirements.
Don’t forget to let us know, and where appropriate seek approval, when you are making changes to your firm. Just drop us a line at email@example.com so that we can keep our records up to date and so that you can be sure you are compliant. This also ensures that information provided to lenders and others is accurate and up to date.