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Conveyancing, Property, Residential property , Anti-money laundering, Client care | Accreditation

CQS Protocol in Practice

1.5 hoursIntermediate

Use of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Protocol is required for CQS-accredited conveyancers. Understanding the obligations required of you when using the Protocol will help you maintain high standards of professionalism, and ensure transparency and efficiency when acting in conveyancing transactions.

In short, easy-to-understand modules, you’ll cover the key issues and risks facing conveyancers today, including AML risk assessment, advising leasehold buyers, reporting matters to lender clients, minimising risks when advising on SDLT/LTT, and complying with undertakings.

Who this is for

Paralegals, Practice managers, Solicitors.

Learning outcomes

SRA competence: A1  +1 more for SRA competence: A1, A2

By taking this course, conveyancers should have a greater understanding of:

  • The general obligations of the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol.
  • The procedures to follow when acting for the buyer/seller.
  • Completing the relevant Transaction forms.
What this will cover

This course consists of four modules.

  1. 1. General Obligations and Instructions (by Anna Newport)
  2. 2. Pre-exchange – Submitting a Contract (by David Keighley)
  3. 3. Exchange of Contracts (by Sarah Dwight)
  4. 4. Completion and Post-Completion (by Surekha Gangakhedkar and Tracey Calvert)
How you will learn

Course format
This interactive online training consists of the following elements:

  • An interactive course presentation, with a variety of quizzes and practice scenarios to test understanding of the material.
  • Online assessment.

Our modules conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. However, some members may require an alternative version for accessibility purposes. This is available upon request via

The assessment consists of 20 multiple choice questions. In order to pass the assessment you must achieve a mark of 80%. The assessment can only be taken a maximum of three times before the course must be taken again.

The quizzes and scenarios included in the course presentation are intended to aid your understanding of the content and offer the opportunity to apply your knowledge. They do not form part of the assessment.

The course will take approximately 2 hours to complete, excluding assessment.