Residential Conveyancing Conference to take place tomorrow

Jerry Walters, managing director of FCS Compliance, is the latest speaker to be confirmed ahead of the Residential Conveyancing Conference, which takes place online tomorrow afternoon.

Walters will present to attendees at the ‘Residential Conveyancing Conference’, providing an update on the latest anti-money laundering (AML) legislation and sharing some of the common pitfalls to avoid.

Walters who has more than 25 years’ experience of working in financial fraud and crime enforcement, will update attendees on the latest anti-money laundering legislation and outline some of the common pitfalls made by conveyancing practitioners.

“Anti-money laundering checks are complex at the best of times”, said Walters. “But they have been made even more so with the outbreak of a global pandemic.  Add Brexit into the mix and the challenges facing conveyancers are immense.  But being unwittingly non-compliant is no defence for HMRC who consider money laundering and terrorist financing to be among the most serious of crimes.”

Speaker line-up:

Lorraine Richardson, Solicitor and freelance legal trainer

Peter Dodge, Radcliffe Chambers

Piers Harrison, Tanfield Chambers

Harriet Holmes, Wilberforce Chambers

David Keighley, Solicitor and trainer

Patrick Milne, HM Land Registry

Jerry Walters, FCS Compliance

The half-day online event organised by The Legal Training Consultancy, is aimed at residential conveyancers, solicitors, surveyors and estate agents runs between 1.30 – 5.15 pm.

Topics include:

  • Money laundering: avoiding the problems and pitfalls
  • The drawbacks of Covid clauses in conveyancing contracts
  • EWS1 certificates
  • Failure to complete: what can be done and how?
  • Conveyancing Case law: an update
  • Digital signatures: The Land Registry view
  • Professional negligence: key topical issues for conveyancers
  • Leasehold update

An FCS1 discount code ensures a 25% discount off the standard ticket price of £210.  A standard ticket admits up to 20 people from the same organisation and can be purchased here.

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3 Comments

  1. ARC

    A half day conference for conveyancers, should be finished in a week!

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  2. aSalesAgent

    Anyone relaying this on Youtube, Periscope, etc?

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  3. gingerninja

    “Anti-money laundering checks are complex at the best of times”, said Walters. “But they have been made even more so with the outbreak of a global pandemic.  Add Brexit into the mix and the challenges facing conveyancers are immense.  But being unwittingly non-compliant is no defence for HMRC who consider money laundering and terrorist financing to be among the most serious of crimes.”

     

    Correct. So how can estate agents seriously be expected to be able to carry it out competently when conveyancing industry experts are saying that it is complex at the best of times? The challenges facing conveyancers doing AML checks is immense? Just how much harder and more worrying do you think it is for estate agents who are having to do it then?

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