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    Brexit - the impact on market access for legal services

    9 May 2017

    Katharina Kirchberger looks at third country lawyers’ practice rights and conditions for setting up a third country law firm in the EU and EFTA countries.

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    File audits - a positive experience

    20 April 2017

    Even at senior levels, file audits can be seen as a non-chargeable irritation to be avoided, put off, or given only cursory attention. Hillary Stephenson of Weightmans explains that  there is another way of looking at them.

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    Cobblers’ shoes - supplier due diligence by a law firm

    20 April 2017

    Sarah Mumford and Gillian Watson look at an activity that every law firm undertakes but is little written about from the perspective of practical compliance.

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    Risk and compliance conference 2017

    7 April 2017

    Mandeep Nagra, risk and compliance advisor, reports on the recent conference.

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    Spring clean your compliance checks

    7 April 2017

    The clocks have gone forward, Easter is upon us and Pearl Moses looks at what you can do to spring clean your compliance policies and procedures.

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    Do you need a password policy?

    7 April 2017

    One of the weak links in providing an effective barrier against cyber attacks is the use of passwords. Janet Noble looks at some important steps your staff can take to minimise risk.

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    Waivers update: A rule is a rule – or is it?

    7 March 2017

    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.

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    Risk and Compliance - what to watch out for in 2017

    7 March 2017

    The risks which law firms and their management and compliance teams have to address is constantly changing. Drawing on the experience of the past year for context, Frank Maher looks at a selection of these to consider some of the key areas of risk for the rest of 2017. 

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    Looking to the future - A two-tier profession and client protections

    7 March 2017

    Sanjay Basra of our Advisory Service provides a follow-up to last month’s article relating to the key proposed changes to the SRA Handbook in 2017/18. He looks at the provisions allowing solicitors to provide unreserved services from organisations not authorised by the SRA.

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    A brief summary of the changes to the SRA Handbook

    8 February 2017

    Are you ready? Sanjay Basra of the Risk and Compliance Advisory team provides a quick summary of the extensive changes to the SRA Handbook proposed for 2017/18.