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  • GDPR caution keyboard

    Data protection and Brexit - what's next?

    4 February 2019

    Our technology policy officer Tim Hill looks at what happens with data protection should there be a no-deal Brexit.

  • Lexcel logo

    Lexcel update - what's new?

    24 January 2019

    Grahame Davidson, director of the Professional Services Group at commercial insurance brokers Aon updates us on regulatory changes to the Lexcel Standard.

  • Handshake

    Client care - back to basics

    10 January 2019

    Amanda Croxon, senior risk and compliance solicitor at Howard Kennedy, takes a whistle-stop tour of your client care obligations.

  • The Solicitor's regulation authority

    SRA Handbook changes - an update

    10 December 2018

    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.

  • money laundering

    AML and Financial Crime conference 2018 - a report

    3 December 2018

    The 2018 Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime conference was a great success.

  • change

    Changing times - what's in store for 2019?

    30 November 2018

    Michelle Garlick, partner at Weightmans, looks at what regulatory changes and compliance challenges we can expect in 2019.

  • suitcase of money

    Risk assessments - back to basics

    14 November 2018

    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.

  • Price Transparency Toolkit logo

    Price transparency - ready or not?

    14 November 2018 By Sarah Brodie

    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.

  • Solicitors and Money Laundering

    Book review: Solicitors and Money Laundering (4th edition)

    23 October 2018 By Helena Mumdzjana

    Helena Mumdzjana reviews Solicitors and Money Laundering (4th edition) by Amy Bell and Peter Camp (Law Society Publishing, 2018). 

  • insurance signpost

    Insurance Distribution Directive - ready or not?

    25 September 2018 By Gillian Roche-Saunders

    The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) was implemented on the 1 October 2018. Gillian Roche-Saunders, Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, looks at the detail

  • conference people

    Risk and Compliance Autumn Conference 2018

    25 September 2018

    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.

  • GDPR caution keyboard

    GDPR – the first 100 days

    19 September 2018 By Neil Partridge

    Neil Partridge, operations director at PDA Legal and a Lexcel assessor, considers the practical application of data protection in legal practice.

  • Piggy bank

    Using client accounts as banking facilities

    23 August 2018

    Concerns about the improper use of client accounts have prompted the SRA to update their warning notice. We look at the key changes.

  • cyber security

    Do you need cyber insurance?

    20 August 2018

    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.

  • money laundering

    Risky business – FAQs

    31 July 2018 Updated: 1 August 2018

    The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers some frequently asked questions on anti-money laundering (AML).

  • Image of a lock

    GDPR and your employees

    26 July 2018

    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.

  • london finance

    Sanctions – a practical guide

    18 July 2018 By Rina Amin

    Rina Amin, a risk and compliance solicitor at Howard Kennedy LLP, looks at how to avoid breaching UK sanctions and ensure compliance.

  • sra

    SRA Handbook update - what’s new?

    22 June 2018

    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.

  • Price Transparency Toolkit logo

    Publishing your prices - what did the SRA say?

    19 June 2018

    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.

  • Exit

    Planning an exit strategy

    31 May 2018 By Helen Carr

    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 ...

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