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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. 

  • Changing Career Direction

    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.

  • Regulation for small firms

    Five key regulatory issues for 2017

    8 February 2017

    Iain Miller, partner at Kingsley Napley, outlines what he sees as key issues in the regulatory landscape for the rest of the year.

  • Ethics

    Ethical training for your staff

    8 February 2017

    Looking for some ethics training for your fee-earners and support staff? Law Society policy adviser James Woolf outlines some of the free interactive training he has developed for members.

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    The CMA's legal service market study report

    8 February 2017

    Last December the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its final report on the legal services market. Paul Wilson, head of Regulatory Affairs at the Law Society, considers some of the implications on price transparency for solicitors.

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    AML and financial crime update

    12 December 2016

    We summarise the issues raised at the recent Law Society AML and Financial Crime Conference 2016.