Are there restrictions to buying property in Singapore?
A conveyancing clerk was yesterday jailed for three years and declared criminally bankrupt after trying to conceal the misdirection of more than $1.8 million of a client's money by deceiving...
Aspirations for home ownership are high in Hong Kong. First-time purchasers often get a foot on the property ladder by finding a flat in the second-hand market. And it is that sector where the Law...
The Housing Authority is to review the tendering system for conveyancing services amid fears a cutthroat price battle among solicitors could cause substandard legal services.
Three years ago, with the property boom at its height, the prospect of conveyancing fees fixed at less than $200 would have seemed the stuff that dreams are made of.
Solicitors are charging conveyancing fees of just $191.50 per flat in a Housing Authority project in a cut-throat battle to make money from a dwindling supply of public homes.
Contracts for legal work on the sale of a Housing Authority development are expected to be awarded despite a Law Society attempt to make law firms bid no less than $3,500 per flat.
Lower conveyancing charges do not necessarily mean a poorer standard of service, solicitors said yesterday.
The Consumer Council urged the Law Society yesterday to explain why it told members not to undercut a fixed fee on a Housing Authority tender.
A solicitor's firm has been taken over by the Law Society Council after an employee was allegedly found to be involved in fraud.
The Law Society is shutting a solicitors' firm following complaints from clients.
For the third time in five years, the society is using its powers to intervene in the affairs of...
In 'From the Gallery' (South China Morning Post, June 26), Jonathan Braude referred to my comparison of scale fees for solicitors to taxi meter charges.