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  • money laundering

    Risky business - FAQs

    31 July 2018 Updated: 1 August 2018

    The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers some frequently asked questions on anti-money laundering (AML).

  • Image of a lock

    GDPR and your employees

    26 July 2018

    Law firms are often also employers and as such hold personal data on both current and former employees as well as clients. Pearl Moses looks at GDPR from an employer’s perspective.

  • london finance

    Sanctions – a practical guide

    18 July 2018 By Rina Amin

    Rina Amin, a risk and compliance solicitor at Howard Kennedy LLP, looks at how to avoid breaching UK sanctions and ensure compliance.

  • sra

    SRA Handbook update - what’s new?

    22 June 2018

    Last week the SRA announced a series of decisions on the outcome of its Handbook reforms. Marzena Lipman, Policy Adviser, gives an overview of the changes.

  • Price Transparency Toolkit logo

    Publishing your prices - what did the SRA say?

    19 June 2018

    Last week the SRA announced it would proceed with controversial proposals to require firms to publish pricing information on their websites. Michael Lonergan, policy adviser, outlines the changes announced.

  • Exit

    Planning an exit strategy

    31 May 2018 By Helen Carr

    Deciding to cease practising or change careers can be difficult decisions to make, particularly if you own a law firm. Helen Carr, co-author of the Law Society’s Exit Strategies Toolkit, looks at the personal and practical considerations and the regulatory requirements that should form a part of ...

  • Woman holding finger to lips - non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

    Non-disclosure agreements – reporting requirements

    24 May 2018 By Mena Ruparel

    Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are a hot topic following the highly publicised use of them by Harvey Weinstein to keep a lid on any potential sexual harassment claims. Mena Ruparel considers the reporting requirements for solicitors in light of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) warning notice.

  • GDPR Mapping data - filing cabinets

    GDPR – auditing and mapping your data

    24 May 2018

    The Risk and Compliance Service has done a lot of work providing practical advice on devising a clear ‘action plan’ on how to comply with the GDPR. Pearl Moses looks at conducting an audit to map out all the data your firm holds.

  • Lexcel logo

    Updating Lexcel - the key changes

    30 April 2018

    In a year of momentous regulatory change, Neil Partridge, Operations Director of PDA Legal and a Lexcel assessor, looks at the upcoming changes to Lexcel.

  • eu data protection

    Data subject access requests - your questions answered

    30 April 2018 By Pearl Moses

    Pearl Moses looks at the requirement of data subject access requests and how to manage them.

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