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Electronic local searches to be taught on legal practice course

The move follows a successful pilot of the use of OneSeach Direct&#39s online search service on the College of Law&#39s London course. Use of the same service will now be taught on the college&#39s other courses in Birmingham, Chester, Guildford and York.

Richard Megson, sales and marketing director of OneSearch Direct, says: &#34In the future all conveyancing, including the local search, will be completed online to save time, cost and hassle. It is therefore essential that the next generation of solicitors becomes familiar with new approaches to conveyancing.&#34

Nigel Hudson, assistant director of development at the College of Law, says: &#34The future for conveyancing is online. This move will help to ensure that our students have up-to-date conveyancing skills before going into practice.&#34

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