Following steady growth in non-solicitor conveyancing, in 1986 Parliament regularised
matters be setting up a new Council to license people offering just conveyancing
These licensed conveyancers are qualified to handle domestic property sales and must have full indemnity and bonding insurance. Anyone using a legal adviser of this type should check their credentials carefully and ensure they have a current licence. That done there is no reason why a licensed conveyancer should not offer a competent service comparable in all respects to that from a firm of solicitors.
Incidentally, throughout these notes, we have generally referred to solicitors, but this could equally well mean a licensed conveyancer or any qualified legal adviser handling the conveyancing work on your behalf.