London-based specialist property law firm, Starck Uberoi Solicitors, is celebrating Conveyancing Week in partnership with its technology provider, Verify 365. National Conveyancing Week was created to raise awareness about the conveyancing process, and help practitioners engage with other stakeholders and showcase its commitment to excellence and innovation in the conveyancing sector.
National Conveyancing Week
The weeklong event aims to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among various organisations within the property industry by addressing relevant and timely issues affecting the sector. By bringing together experts and stakeholders from across the industry, the initiative seeks to enhance the profile of conveyancing and promote a more informed and empowered client base with a better understanding of conveyancing as a crucial part of the home moving process.
Interactive training for property lawyers
One of the key areas of focus for Starck Uberoi Solicitors during Conveyancing Week so far has been ensuring compliance. As a heavily regulated sector, property professionals are required to implement robust measures to detect and prevent fraudulent activities, including money laundering. To ensure compliance with the regulations set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), and the Land Registry, Starck Uberoi Solicitors has taken a proactive approach to educate its team on the necessary protocols and processes to identify and address potential instances of financial crime.
Starck Uberoi kicked off National Conveyancing Week with an interactive training day for its entire London team hosted by technology partners Verify 365. The firm currently uses Verify 365’s innovative technology to streamline its AML compliance and onboarding processes. The training day was to help new and existing staff develop knowledge of AML compliance and how technology can help them prevent fraud and maintain its reputation as a trusted and reliable conveyancing service provider.
Raminder Singh, Partner at Starck Uberoi said, “The week provides an opportunity for us to engage with other professionals in the sector, learn from each other’s experiences and explore new ways of working collaboratively to better serve our clients.”
“We understand the importance of keeping abreast of changes in the law and technology world as well as industry best practices, so we held today’s events and training sessions to enhance our knowledge and expertise and to celebrate National Conveyancing Week” Raminder added.
Technology in Conveyancing
As part of its commitment to ongoing training and development, Starck Uberoi Solicitors regularly invites industry experts such as Verify 365 to provide training to its staff. Earlier this week and as part of its Conveyancing Week initiative, Verify 365 spent a full day with the firm’s employees providing training on AML and client onboarding technology.
Technology has been a key area of focus for Starck Uberoi during Conveyancing Week. The use of digital workflows, the digitisation of legal forms through the Law Society, e-signatures, and digital payments are all examples of how technology is transforming the conveyancing process. The firm also recognises the importance of digital IDs and where information how buyer and seller identity information can be shared through secure portals such as Verify 365 MYID.
Rudi Kesic, CEO of Verify 365 said “I believe technology has a huge role to play in the fight against money laundering and fraud in the property sector. At Verify 365 we have invested heavily in clever technology to improve not only the AML processes of law firms and but to also ensure our system helps deliver excellent client experiences. Having the right processes and training on important topics like AML Compliance will help maintain the integrity of the property industry as a whole.”
Positive work culture
In addition to AML compliance, the firm is also highlighting its commitment this week, to creating a positive working culture. Starck Uberoi Solicitors recognises the importance of supporting staff in a fast-paced environment and provides resources and training to ensure that its employees are equipped to handle workloads, progress in their careers, and enjoy flexible working arrangements.
National Conveyancing Week events
So far this week, organisers and industry experts have hosted some insightful seminars and events across the conveyancing sector.
On Tuesday, experts have been discussing the positive effects of sharing upfront information on current conveyancing issues. Through a series of online and in person events, stakeholders from across the property industry came together to discuss collaboration and how to improve the conveyancing process. The session aimed to encourage better working relationships between estate agents, law firms, mortgage advisors, and other key players.
Also, this week, estate agents and other professionals received a quick guide to conveyancing. The session summarised the key points covered throughout the week, providing an opportunity for industry professionals to learn more about the conveyancing process and how to ensure a smoother and more efficient home moving experience.
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