City firm Mishcon de Reya fell victim to identity fraud after its client was duped into buying a London property from a tenant posing as the owner.
Partner Donall Murphy appears in Inside Conveyancing, "The consumer is quite rightly the ultimate winner as a consequence of the recent Court of Appeal decision and they should be protected if they are innocent victims of fraud. Unfortunately, the consumer may also indirectly suffer as a consequence of the decision due to higher conveyancing fees and also delays in the transaction because of the conveyancers’ uncertainty in dealing with identity issues."
Life after Dreamvar and P & P Property Limited court ruling is available on the Inside Conveyancing website.
Donall is a partner in the conveyancing team. He advises both buyers and sellers in relation to freehold and leasehold transactions, dealing with many high value properties in prime locations.