The EU ADR Directive is a piece of European legislation designed to improve consumers’ access to good quality ADR schemes (including ombudsmen) when they purchase goods or services from a trader (including solicitors).
The government’s 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey has just been published. One of its most striking findings is that the average cost of the worst single breach suffered by respondents has risen sharply. It now stands at £1.46m - £3.14m for large organisations (more than 250 employees) and for medium and small businesses (1-249 employees) at £75k - £311k.
BT’s legal team became an ABS in March 2013. Chief counsel Archana Makol, in conversation with Grania Langdon-Down, explains why they made the decision, and the new subsidiary’s strategy.
It has been said that there are two types of firms: those that know they have been attacked by cybercriminals, and those that don’t yet know. Francis Dingwall looks at how to prevent attacks, and how to mitigate them when they do happen.
Paul Philip, SRA chief executive, explains recent changes to the SRA handbook.
1 January 2016 will mark three years since the majority of compliance officers for legal practice and finance and administration (COLP/COFA) took up their key roles.
Tim Hill speaks about how firms should protect themselves against the rise of cyber crimes.
Associate consultant for Law Society Consulting Tracey Calvert, discusses compliance for support staff in a law firm.
Most firms are likely to be acting for at least one vulnerable client, so it is imperative that they are able to provide them with a service that is appropriate to their vulnerability, Brian Rodgers says.
Scott Devine, Policy Adviser for AML at the Law Society provides an update on recent policy developments relevant to anti-money laundering.