Essential Digital ID and Electronic Signatures Update 2021

This essential Conveyancing webinar will focus on the Land Registry’s new digital identity standards.

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Course Overview

More and more conveyancers and clients are working from home and becoming accustomed to using the Internet for conveyancing communications and documentation. Therefore, practitioners need to know about the new ways in which the Land Registry deals with deeds (such as Transfer deeds) that are not signed and delivered using the traditional methods (e.g. by mail).

This webinar will focus on the Land Registry’s new digital identity standards, which are designed to improve the accuracy in verifying the identity of parties to a conveyancing transaction.

While the standards are optional, conveyancers who meet the standards will not be at risk of the Land Registry ‘seeking recourse for negligence in identity checking.’

This presentation also considers the use of electronic signatures on deeds and acceptability of signed deeds that are submitted by email.

This webinar will cover subjects such as—

Digital Standards

  • Are the Standards compatible with the Lenders’ Handbook, Law Society AML guidance and the Money Laundering Regulations?
  • Do the Standards herald the end of paper ID documentation checks?
  • The new Land Registry practice guidance on the standards and their four requirements

Mercury and Electronic Signatures 

The law and Land Registry practice guidance on:-

  • scanned manuscript signatures being added to the final version of a deed which is emailed (rather than posted) to the conveyancer, and
  • electronic signatures being used to execute a deed


What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinars and review the documents.
  • This course provides 1 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • Land Registry’s new digital identity standards
  • Land Registry deals
  • Transfer deeds
  • Have covered the following topics:
  • Digital Standards
  • Law Society AML guidance
  • Money Laundering Regulations
  • The new Land Registry practice guidance on the standards and their four requirements
  • Mercury and Electronic Signatures

What is the target audience?

  • Conveyancing Practitioners

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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

Webinar

  • Webinar
    01:04:09

Slides and notes

  • Slides
    26 Page
  • Notes
    23 Page

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