Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Tom Bedford

A reminder for conveyancers about paying proceeds of sale to third parties

A reminder for conveyancers about paying proceeds of sale to third parties

The recent decision in Lennon and another v Englefield and others [2021] EWHC 1473 (QB) provides some comfort for solicitors who are instructed to tra ...

Regulatory outlook part 1 – lessons from recent cases

Regulatory outlook part 1 – lessons from recent cases

In recent months, there does now appear to be more recognition of solicitors’ personal circumstances which might require the SRA to take a different a ...

Regulatory outlook part 2 – a change of approach by the SRA?

Regulatory outlook part 2 – a change of approach by the SRA?

Some commentators are questioning whether the SRA will become more lenient in light of increased criticism, both from the Courts and from the professi ...

Residential conveyancing update - the challenge of change

Residential conveyancing update - the challenge of change

Residential conveyancers are used to responding to change, this year more than ever. A number of existing and proposed changes continue to challenge c ...

No let-up in regulation by the SRA – but is it time for a change of approach?

No let-up in regulation by the SRA – but is it time for a change of approach?

The lockdown arising from Covid-19 has not meant that the SRA has lost its focus on regulating the profession. On 8 June, for the first time it opened ...

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Conveyancers

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Conveyancers

The hazards of operating through the pandemic are perhaps most keenly felt by conveyancers, particularly where the parties have already exchanged cont ...

Solicitors Risk alert - COVID-19

Solicitors Risk alert - COVID-19

The SRA’s approach to regulation during the Covid-19 outbreak – pragmatism but no relaxation The profession, like everyone, is adjusting to the disrup ...

Anti-money laundering update

Anti-money laundering update

Anyone following the SRA’s social media accounts will know that preventing money laundering is a hot topic for the Regulator. Its #staySHARP campaign, ...

Dreamvar continued: changes made to the Law Society Code for Completion by Post

Dreamvar continued: changes made to the Law Society Code for Completion by Post

As of 1 May 2019, a new Code for Completion by Post has been implemented by the Law Society in light of last year’s decision in Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mi ...

Wilsons Solicitors LLP v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 627 (TC): HMRC’s failed attempt to obtain disclosure of client due-diligence

Wilsons Solicitors LLP v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 627 (TC): HMRC’s failed attempt to obtain disclosure of client due-diligence

In a landmark case before the First Tier Tax Tribunal, DAC Beachcroft’s client, Wilsons Solicitors LLP, successfully defended proceedings brought by H ...