From a client’s perspective there is no real any practical difference.
Conveyancing Solicitors and Property Lawyers (also called licensed conveyancers ) will have very similar, rigorous exams and be experts in their chosen field. Often Conveyancing Solicitors convert to become Property Lawyers (such as Simon Seaton, director of Fridaysmove ). They run their firms in almost exactly the same way, they are both governed by strict regulatory bodies and have to follow stringent and similar guidelines.
The Conveyancing Solicitor
A conveyancing solicitor need not necessarily have a Law Degree, but they will have spent several years taking exams and in training across a variety of disciplines before they actually qualify. A conveyancing solicitor should have a good grounding general law. Conveyancing solicitors are governed by the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The Licensed Conveyancer (Property Lawyers)
Property Lawyers sit equally stringent and complex, property law exams. They are specialists in the field of conveyancing and that is all that the firm will deal with. Licensed Conveyancers are governed by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers as opposed to the Law Society.