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Dreamvar and identity fraud in conveyancing transactions

Published on 17 May 2018. By Paul Castellani, Partner and Graham Reid, Legal Direcor, Professional Regulation

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The issue at stake in the combined appeals of Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya and P&P Property Ltd v Owen Catlin LLP was a fairly fundamental one, namely: “Who ought to bear the risk of loss when a fraudster pretends to sell a property?”

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Conveyancing liability

Published on 12 May 2017. By Paul Castellani, Partner

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The perils of reports on title: Orientfield Holdings Limited v Bird & Bird

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Solicitors duty to warn - when does it arise?

Published on 01 March 2017. By Paul Castellani, Partner

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The Court of Appeal has recently dismissed an appeal against the decision of Michael Bowes QC sitting as a deputy judge in the Queen’s Bench Division in Balogun v Boyes Sutton & Perry [2017] EWCA Civ 75.

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Buyer’s solicitor beware!

Published on 06 February 2017. By Paul Castellani, Partner

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Is it safe to act for a purchaser in a property transaction?

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PI 'trading debts exclusion' prevents claims for CFA scheme debts when ATE won't pay

Published on 21 October 2011. By Paul Castellani, Partner

A judgment became public yesterday which concerns the operation of the trading debts exclusion in a solicitors' indemnity policy and also the scope of cover afforded by such policies more generally.

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Mortgage Verification Scheme to combat mortgage fraud

Published on 06 September 2011. By Paul Castellani, Partner

HMRC, the CML and the BSA have just launched the Mortgage Verification Scheme aimed at combating mortgage application fraud.

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Mortgage fraud against lenders: FSA's report on how lenders manage the risk

Published on 29 June 2011. By Paul Castellani, Partner

The FSA recently published a report on how lenders manage the risk posed by mortgage fraud.

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