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    A look at the Criminal Finances Act 2017

    2 June 2017

    The new act amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Terrorism Act 2000, and received Royal Assent on 27 April. Janet Noble summarises what’s in it.

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    Brexit - FAQs

    9 May 2017

    Janet Noble looks at some frequently asked questions from solicitors concerning the impact of Brexit on legal businesses.

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    The Zen guide to Brexit

    9 May 2017

    The effect of Brexit on organisations remains unclear. Valeria Mancheva, Head of Relationship Management for In-house lawyers, outlines some valuable lessons on dealing with uncertainty.

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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.