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On track to data migration: how Stockton rose to the local land charges challenge

Openness and honesty have underpinned the hard work involved in migrating Stockton-on-Tees' data to the central Local Land Charges Register, says the council's Legal Practice Team Leader Alison Thomas.

Israel Spielman: clerk, soldier, HM Land Registry pioneer

Israel Spielman was perhaps our first colleague from an ethnic minority when he joined HM Land Registry shortly before the First World War. Today just over 5% of our staff declare they’re from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background, a figure we are striving to increase.