How is new technology affecting Scottish conveyancing?

A recent survey by BDO LLP, an Edinburgh accountancy and business advisory firm, has revealed that seventy per cent of Scottish law firm partners and senior partners believe that technology will have the greatest impact on their client relationships in the next five years, compared with 40 per cent in the rest of the UK. BDO’s Law Firm Leadership Survey … Read More

5 ways to have an easier holiday season with Altis

As great as summer is, it can be a tough time of year to stay on top of work. With members of staff going on holiday, the usual routine tends to go out the window! If you’re the lucky one heading off to sunnier climes, you have the arduous task of completing holiday notes before you go, and if you’re … Read More

Streamline your solicitor estate agency business

  Altis and BDP are sister companies, which means that as well as sharing offices and resources, the two systems work in tandem with one another. Information can be passed to and from both platforms, providing harmony between property and conveyancing teams. BDP is a leading Estate Agency management software. It is simple and intuitive to use yet incredibly powerful, and … Read More

Is working from home the future of conveyancing?

The concept of working from home has been gaining in popularity recently, creating new possibilities for the way businesses are structured. The legal profession is not exempt from this, especially with increasing digitisation of day-to-day legal processes. We all know that an office environment can be distracting enough with noise and chatter, never mind the constant battle to keep everyone … Read More

Digital discharges

Digital discharges - transfer of information

Stephanie Brown from Registers of Scotland tells us exactly what you need to know about digital discharges. Registers of Scotland (RoS) in conjunction with the Law Society of Scotland and Council of Mortgage Lenders has been reviewing the discharge process with the aim of introducing efficiencies to all parties by providing a streamlined process.  Similar activity has been successfully implemented … Read More

Altis helps the Law Society meet key strategic aim

Lorna Jack Chief Executive Law Society

One of the Law Society’s key strategic aims is to serve our members through a detailed understanding of their needs, providing tools and services which they can use every day. We saw huge potential benefits in having a digital one-stop-shop for conveyancing and also knew there was appetite for this among the profession. The recent legislation allowing solicitors to use … Read More