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    Legal Ombudsman advises law firms to avoid web-based email

    20 September 2018

    In new guidance, the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has urged firms to consider investing in a corporate email solution that can be properly protected rather than web-based solutions.

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    SRA asks: when should firms report potential wrongdoing?

    8 August 2018 Updated: 19 September 2018

    Regulators have begun a major review of reporting requirements for firms dealing with suspected misconduct by their employees.

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    A smaller piece of PII

    3 July 2018 By Lucy Trevelyan

    Lucy Trevelyan looks at the professional indemnity insurance landscape for the years ahead. How can firms take advantage of a soft market and prepare for it hardening? What might proposed changes to minimum cover mean for the profession and clients?

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    Super regulator must reject uneven rules for solicitors, Law Society says

    15 June 2018

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is pushing ahead with rule changes that will create different tiers of regulation within the solicitor profession. The Law Societry has urged the Legal Services Board (LSB) to reject these proposals. 

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    The proposed PII reforms – who benefits?

    4 June 2018

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) wants to reduce the minimum levels of insurance cover that regulated firms must hold. The Law Society will be submitting our analysis of the proposals. But one of the questions we are left with is: who will benefit from these reforms?

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    Consumer protection high price to pay for increased competition, says Law Society

    26 March 2018

    Reducing consumer protection standards in legal services would hurt solicitors and clients alike, the Law Society has said in response to proposals to slash levels of mandatory professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover for solicitors.

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    Just the job

    16 January 2018 By Andrew Kimble, Dan Fawcett

    The GDPR is just four months away. Firms may already be prepared for major changes to how they handle client data, but do you know it also applies to data on your people? Andrew Kimble and Dan Fawcett provide a guide for managing partners and HR professionals

  • Paul Bennett

    Cracking the codes

    16 January 2018 By Paul Bennett

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to introduce a new compliance regime, and the changes are the most significant since 2011. Paul Bennett outlines the proposals and their potential impact, to help you plan ahead

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    Law Society responds to SRA consultations

    13 December 2017

    The Law Society has responded to two Solicitors Regulation Authority consultations: ‘Looking to the Future: better information, more choice’ and ‘Looking to the Future: phase two of our Handbook reforms’

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    Law Society publishes briefing on SRA consultations

    23 November 2017

    The Law Society has published a briefing summarising the SRA’s proposals on handbook reform and price and service transparency

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