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From Traditional to Innovative: Blogs About Legal Matters

There have been a few times in my life that I have needed a lawyer, and during those times, their help was invaluable. I worked with lawyers during the custody battle for my kids, when I dissolved the partnership for my business and after I suffered an injury at work. In this blog, I plan to write about the law from a range of angles. I may share posts inspired by my personal experiences, what's popular in the news or what strikes my fancy when I'm writing. I have a daughter, Oliva. I manage a medical clinic, and I love blogging. I hope you like the results. My name is Melinda, and thanks for reading!

From Traditional to Innovative: Blogs About Legal Matters

Licensed Conveyancers or Certified Solicitors- Which Is Your Best Option?

by Júnia Melo

Unless you are lucky enough to one day purchase something like a private jet, purchasing a home is probably the most expensive and serious investment many people will undertake in their lifetime. This is why you need everything to go right. Conveyancing can be described as the legal process involved when transferring ownership of property from a seller to a buyer. Conveyancing encompasses all the legal requirements that dictate the buying and selling of property within a jurisdiction. As such, it is probably the most important stage in this transaction that can either make it a success or cripple the process.  

For conveyancing services, you may want to enlist for assistance from two particular types of professionals: a licensed conveyancer or a solicitor. When purchasing property, either of them will prove useful in helping you navigate the corridors of justice.


A solicitor is a qualified lawyer who can handle your conveyancing needs. Such a lawyer is usually well trained in many other aspects of the law. They can, therefore, handle more than just conveyancing. Solicitors are usually more expensive than conveyancers.  They, however, prove to be quite useful when it comes to certain property sale conditions that require extensive legal knowledge and background.  When buying property that is involved in any form of legal dispute such as boundary cases, solicitors are your best option. Also, you are better off with a solicitor's help when you are buying property from divorced or divorcing couples. Several legal issues may arise in the process of such transactions that will need the help of a well trained lawyer during conveyancing. If there is an on-going lease on the property it would also be a good time to use a solicitor.

Remember, since solicitors can also be practicing as full time lawyers, you will want to choose one that is always readily available for your case.

Licensed conveyancers

A licensed conveyancer is an individual that is trained specifically on the aspect of property law and legal transaction rituals in this sector. They are not lawyers but can assist you with the legal process of transfer of property ownership. Conveyancers are usually cheaper than solicitors. This, however, does not mean that they are less helpful or of poor quality. Conveyancers can also be easy to work with and are almost always available once hired. When getting a mortgage, some lenders recommend specific conveyancers and solicitors in their panel list. Enquire from the lender first because some may charge extra if you opted for your own representation.

Whoever of these individuals you choose, remember that they must be keen, reliable, and always available for your case.