Concerns about the improper use of client accounts have prompted the SRA to update their warning notice. We look at the key changes.
Following several highly publicised attacks on law firms, including the DLA Piper ransomware attack and the Paradise and Panama Papers data breaches, there has been an uptake in firms buying cyber insurance. James Noon, senior vice president of Paragon International Insurance Brokers Ltd, looks at the options.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers some frequently asked questions on anti-money laundering (AML).
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.
Rina Amin, a risk and compliance solicitor at Howard Kennedy LLP, looks at how to avoid breaching UK sanctions and ensure compliance.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.