Helena Mumdzjana gives us a quick update on professional body supervisors’ approach to money laundering and risk assessments.
Janet Noble gives a summary of last month’s Risk and Compliance conference.
Anna Drozd and Betty-Ann Morain of the Joint Brussels Office of the Law Societies look at practice rights in the light of Brexit.
Iain Miller, partner at Kingsley Napley, considers the impact of the SRA’s price transparency requirements.
Andrew Allen, head of legal sector at PKF Francis Clark, looks at the anticipated changes to the Accounts Rules under the forthcoming SRA Standards and Regulations.
Our technology policy officer Tim Hill looks at what happens with data protection should there be a no-deal Brexit.
Grahame Davidson, director of the Professional Services Group at commercial insurance brokers Aon updates us on regulatory changes to the Lexcel Standard.
Amanda Croxon, senior risk and compliance solicitor at Howard Kennedy, takes a whistle-stop tour of your client care obligations.
Marzena Lipman, policy adviser in the Regulatory Affairs Unit gives us an update on the upcoming SRA Handbook changes expected in the spring of next year.
The 2018 Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime conference was a great success.
Michelle Garlick, partner at Weightmans, looks at what regulatory changes and compliance challenges we can expect in 2019.
Legal services remain attractive to money launderers and every so often it’s important to check that the fundamental elements of your risk procedure are in place. Pearl Moses revisits the core elements of risk assessments.
In December this year, the SRA Transparency Rules will come into force requiring law firms to publish certain price, service and regulatory information. Sarah Brodie outlines the details.
Helena Mumdzjana reviews Solicitors and Money Laundering (4th edition) by Amy Bell and Peter Camp (Law Society Publishing, 2018).
The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) was implemented on the 1 October 2018. Gillian Roche-Saunders, Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, looks at the detail
Some of you may have attended our Autumn Risk and Compliance last month in Leeds but in case you missed it, we had over 100 delegates on the day with a packed programme covering SRA changes, price transparency, AI and blockchain, AML, GDPR as well as ethics and social media and privacy.
Neil Partridge, operations director at PDA Legal and a Lexcel assessor, considers the practical application of data protection in legal practice.
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.
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.