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Claphams Solicitors' Blog & News

The latest legal updates and announcements from Claphams Solicitors.

House Buyers & Sellers: Important Security Information Regarding Rise in Conveyancing Fraud

We would like to raise awareness to a fraud that has recently come up where fraudsters are currently hacking into email chains between house buyers or sellers and their solicitors and diverting house purchase payments. The fraud involves the monitoring of email communications between purchaser or seller and solicitor using malware that looks for key words such as ‘house purchase’, ‘deposit’, ‘buy’ and ‘payment’ – and then they make their move.

Standard Missives: An Unachievable Dream?

In the second part of her article on the utility of standard missives published in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Debra Clapham offers some practical suggestions on how to improve the house transaction process for solicitors and clients alike.

Man Admits Faking Cousin’s Will

A 65-year-old man has appeared in court in Edinburgh after admitting he forged a relative’s signature on a fake will, reports the Evening News.

First Time Buyers Underestimate Costs of Buying a House

There is a real lack of understanding about the house buying process and associated costs amongst those looking to buy their first home, new research has revealed.

Scottish Standard Clauses – Do They Still Add Value?

In a recent article published in The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Debra Clapham, partner at Claphams Solicitors, gives an interesting insight into the use of Scottish Standard Clauses in the Scottish house sale and purchase process.

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