Land Registry could add another tier to its database and sellers’ solicitors must accept they owe a duty of care to the other side.
This would be time-consuming and expensive – but it might be cheaper than compensation payouts.
It is a sad state of affairs when inappropriate procedures are enforced which serve no purpose.
I have never forgotten the words of encouragement from a senior lawyer.
In most courtroom dramas the solicitors are invisible – not so in Apple Tree Yard.