Council for Licensed Conveyancers


We deliver effective regulation of specialist conveyancing and probate lawyers that protects consumers and fosters competition and innovation in the provision of legal services.

We do so by setting entry standards and regulating providers to deliver high quality, accessible legal services.

What we do

Our regulatory activities include:

  • - educational and training standards for entry to the profession issuing licences to practise to those qualified to provide conveyancing and probate services and to Alternative Business Structures
  • - maintaining a register of all licensed conveyancers and regulated bodies setting standards to regulate the professional practice, conduct and discipline of licensed conveyancers and regulated bodies
  • - setting standards to maintain adequate professional indemnity insurance and a compensation fund to protect consumers
  • - monitoring the work and conduct of regulated bodies
  • providing guidance and advice to regulated bodies to maintain compliance with our regulatory requirements
  • - investigating allegations of misconduct and where appropriate taking disciplinary action and collaborating with key stakeholders in the legal services market to monitor and shape future policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want constantly to improve our organisation as both a regulator and an employer. In order to make this a reality we need to recognise that everyone, whatever their circumstances, should be able to develop and exploit their talents. To respect this diversity, artificial obstacles should not be put in the way of the individual; and the individual should be enabled to overcome barriers to utilise their skills and experience.

We are committed to creating an environment where diversity and inclusion are an intrinsic element of our business and not an additional consideration; discrimination will not be tolerated; where there are no unnecessary barriers; and inclusion is promoted. CLC is an organisation small in number but covering the entire range of regulatory functions. Our size and structure gives us opportunities to be quick in decision making and to be innovative in finding solutions to issues.

Clearly there are also constraints – but we will try our best to ensure that equal opportunities are provided irrespective of age, caring responsibilities, caste, disability, ethnicity or race, marital status, religion or belief, sex (including people who have had gender reassignment), sexual orientation or socio-economic background.