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If you require any assistance, please contact us on 0207 397 4363 or by email at enquiries@conveyancinginsurance.co.uk.
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Declaration

I confirm that I am a solicitor, legal executive or licensed conveyancer or other individual acting under the direct supervision of such solicitor, licensed conveyancer or legal executive and that my firm/company has a professional indemnity policy in place and is:
  1. a sole practitioner, partnership, company limited by shares or a limited liability partnership which is recognised by the Law Society as a suitable body to provide legal services which is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority,
    or
    a licensed conveyancing company recognised by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers as a suitable body to provide legal services which is regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers
    AND
  2. registered with, or authorised by, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) to undertake general insurance business and recorded on the FCA register as such,
    or
    regulated in respect of insurance mediation activity by the Law Society or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers as a designated professional body as defined under Section 326 of the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 (the Act) and recorded on the exempt professional firms register maintained by the FCA as such.

Legal & Contingency Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number: 312376

Important information for solicitors and licensed conveyancers regarding FCA regulations. Click on the links below for our factsheets.

Information for solicitors who advise on and arrange insurance for their clients as an incidental part of a conveyancing transaction

Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for regulating financial services conduct.

Solicitors who advise on or arrange contracts of insurance, such as defective title or search indemnity policies, are deemed to be carrying on insurance mediation services under the Act and are thus subject to the FCA regulations. However, under the designated professional body regimes, rather than being overseen by the FCA, solicitors are overseen by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

  • your firm must be included on the FCA’s exempt professional firms (EPF) register;
    or
  • your firm must be authorised by the FCA and included on the FCA register;
    and
  • you will need to comply with the regulations laid down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, or the FCA as applicable.

If your firm is not on the FCA register either as a regulated FCA firm or EPF to undertake insurance mediation activities you will be committing a criminal offence. If you do not appear on either register you should contact the SRA before undertaking any insurance mediation activities including issuing policies.

Is your firm on the EPF or FCA register?
You can check this on register.fca.org.uk

If you require any further assistance please call us on 020 7397 4363 or email enquiries@conveyancinginsurance.co.uk.

Information for licensed conveyancers who advise on and arrange insurance for their clients as an incidental part of a conveyancing transaction

Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for regulating financial services conduct.

Licensed conveyancers who advise on or arrange contracts of insurance, such as defective title or search indemnity policies, are deemed to be carrying on insurance mediation services under the Act and are thus subject to the FCA regulations. However, under the designated professional body regimes, rather than being overseen by the FCA, licensed conveyancers are overseen by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

This in itself is not sufficient to allow you to advise on and arrange contracts of insurance:

  • your firm must be included on the FCA’s exempt professional firms (EPF) register;
    or
  • your firm must be authorised by the FCA and included on the FCA register;
    and
  • you will need to comply with the regulations laid down by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), or the FCA as applicable.

If your firm is not on the FCA register either as a regulated FCA firm or EPF to undertake insurance mediation activities you will be committing a criminal offence. If you do not appear on either register you should contact the CLC before undertaking any insurance mediation activities including issuing policies.

Is your firm on the EPF or FCA register?
You can check this on register.fca.org.uk

If you require any further assistance please call us on 020 7397 4363 or email enquiries@conveyancinginsurance.co.uk.