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EFIS 74, December 2023 : Conveyancing - CQS

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The Law Society has updated its Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) forms, which are now available for immediate use, details of the changes are as follows:

CQS1(2023) - There is no change to the content of this form however the title has changed from File review to Standard file review. Replaces CQS2

CQS2(2023) - There is no change to the content of this form however the title has changed from File review to Standard file review. Replaces CQS3

CQS3(2023) - This form updates the Risk notice form and now includes the ability to record the probability of a risk occurring and the impact should the risk occur. Replaces CQS7

CQS4(2023) - This form has changes to the list of appropriate evidence of name and date of birth and evidence of address. Where a client has been identified as a politically exposed person the MLRO should now sign the form as indication of approval. Replaces CQS4

CQS5(2023) - This form provides a basic precedent for a new matter form and replaces the File risk assessment and conflict of interests check form (matter instruction form). Replaces CQS8

CQS6(2023) - This form has been updated to ensure that the MLRO completes the section about reporting to the NCA. Replaces CQS5

CQS7(2023) - This form updates the questions to take account of the changes to the government incentive schemes (Help to Buy: Equity Loan). Replaces CQS6

In addition, the Law Society has discontinued the CQS1 as its function is usually incorporated as part of a conveyancing case management system; it has therefore been withdrawn from the library to avoid accidental use.

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Forms affected

CQS1 File summary sheet Withdrawn
CQS2 File review - Conveyancing Purchase Withdrawn
CQS3 File Review - Conveyancing Sale Withdrawn
CQS4 Anti-money laundering - client identification form Withdrawn
CQS5 Anti-money laundering - internal reporting form Withdrawn
CQS6 Client instruction form Withdrawn
CQS7 Risk notice Withdrawn
CQS8 File risk assessment and conflict of interests check form Withdrawn
CQS1(2023) Standard file review - conveyancing purchase New/Amended
CQS2(2023) Standard file review - conveyancing sale New/Amended
CQS3(2023) Risk report form New/Amended
CQS5(2023) Anti-money laundering - new matter form New/Amended
CQS6(2023) Anti-money laundering - internal reporting form New/Amended
CQS7(2023) Client instruction form New/Amended
CQS4(2023) Anti-Money Laundering - Client Identification Form New/Amended

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