Protect Yourself in Risky Conveyancing Transactions

In this course learn about how you can protect yourself in high risk conveyancing transactions.

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Course Overview

Conveyancing transactions involving high-risk clients present additional challenges for the property lawyer. During this course, experienced lecturer Stephen Desmond will focus on two key challenges facing property practitioners; How to identify when a client is more likely to pose a risk to you and what steps should you take in order to reduce these risks?

In addition, this course will also consider the following topics:

The rise of vendor property fraud and consequent changes to the Conveyancing Protocol (2019)

SDLT: Disposition where client wants to claim relief from the 15% rate for purchases of high-value residential properties

Powers of attorney: When you do not meet the donor face-to-face - Is the power satisfactory?

Vulnerable clients who might be acting under the undue influence of another person

Purchases where there are no express rights of access to the property  

Right to Buy purchases: need for declaration of trust?

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 1 CPD point.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • - Understand what type of clients and transactions can pose a higher-risk to you and how to protect yourself accordingly
  • - Be familiar with the lessons to be learned from real-life scenarios and the latest professional guidance
  • - Feel more confident when advising high-risk clients

What is the target audience?

  • Conveyancing practitioners



About Instructor - Stephen Desmond

Stephen Desmond has been delivering training for over 15 years during which time he has delivered more than 1,800 CPD events to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms, ranging from sole practitioners to City Solicitors. 

Stephen is a contributing editor to Butterworths Property Law Service, published by Lexis Nexis, writing on the complex law relating to long and short leases.  He writes for the Solicitors Group on the subject of commercial property. 
He has run a university-accredited distance-learning course for aspiring paralegals in the subject of residential conveyancing.

A former practicing Solicitor with several years post-qualification experience, Stephen has represented many business and private clients, including property investors and local authorities.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    18 Page


  • Notes
    20 Page