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Conveyancing Protocol

2019 Edition
The Law Society
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This fully revised and updated version of the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol represents the Law Society’s preferred practice for conveyancing transactions of freehold and leasehold residential property.

The detailed steps of the Protocol and the new general obligations have been carefully drafted to assist solicitors to:

  • communicate with the parties involved in the transaction
  • meet the legal and regulatory requirements
  • agree timescales and reduce delays
  • adapt a safer, efficient and transparent process
  • adopt a common approach
  • maintain high standards of conveyancing.

This book contains the text of the Protocol and all the forms, guidance and formulae required by solicitors who adopt the Protocol. It also contains relevant new and updated Law Society Practice Notes and SRA Warning Notices.

Compliance with the Protocol is mandatory for any firm accredited under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme.


1. Protocol: general obligations  2. Interpretation  3. Protocol framework  4. Appendices:  A. Guidelines/explanatory notes to the protocol  B. Standard conditions of sale (fifth edition) including explanatory notes  C. Forms  D. The Law Society’s formulae for exchanging contracts by telephone, fax or telex  E. The Law Society’s code for completion by post  F. Law Society and Council of Mortgage Lenders approved certificate of title  G. Law Society and Council of Mortgage Lenders approved certificate of title – short form  H. SRA warning notices  I. Law Society practice notes. 

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Property and conveyancing


September 2019


Law Society




208 Pages