Careers: In brief

Half of UK law firms are failing to take basic safety measures against IT security threats, a poll has revealed. A survey of 100 UK firms by research company NOP World found that, while more than half of firms believe IT security threats were increasing, 40 per cent of those questioned did not operate or even know about disaster recovery plans for IT systems.

The Land Registry and the Institute of Legal Executives have teamed up to improve conveyancing in England and Wales and develop an electronic conveyancing service. Together, they will work on a new e-conveyancing programme to benefit property owners, legal professionals and other stakeholders.