Bronwen Still, director at Infolegal, discusses the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal decision last year on a sole practitioner who received a benefit under a will.
Anna Drozd looks at the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation following the UK’s EU referendum.
Helen Carr reflects on the past 12 months and looks ahead at what is coming up in the next year.
Tracey Calvert, director of Oakalls consultancy Limited offers, some pointers and initial thoughts to bear in mind regarding the upcoming consultation from the SRA.
In the early days of the new regulatory regime, when compliance-officer roles were first being discussed and volunteers were being sought for the compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) and finance and administration (COFA) roles, there was a common perception that the COFA position was the lighter, easier and more manageable option. In fact, many people regarded the COFA as the little sister to the more onerous and all-encompassing big-sister COLP role.
The City of London Police is the National Policing Lead for Fraud and home to Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. Together, they collect and assess all reports of fraud made across the UK, before deciding whether the intelligence will be used to form the basis of disruption activity or police investigations.
The SRA’s consultation on the use of waivers to allow greater innovation otherwise blocked by the rules closes this week. Bronwen Still takes a look.
Concerns about the improper use of client accounts have prompted the SRA to update their warning notice. We look at the key changes.
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.
In light of the Court of Appeal decision in Minkin v Landsberg, solicitors can now offer ‘unbundled’ services without being held liable for matters beyond those in their client retainer. While widely welcomed by the profession, there are still risks involved in offering unbundling services and informally providing free legal advice that can bring you in conflict with the SRA Code of Conduct. Chris Cann explains.