In brief: Home buyer insurance scheme

A Scottish solicitor has launched an insurance scheme for home buyers which he hopes will change the way the public buy legal services. The Home Buyer Legal Protection scheme of Raymond Connor, of Edinburgh firm Connor Malcolm, is underwritten by EuropAssistance and ensures that for a payment of £37.50, home buyers will have £25,000 of legal cover for up to three years against any mistakes or breaches of contracts by those involved in the house buying process.