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  • Sarah Brodie

    Crystal clear

    5 December 2018 By Sarah Brodie

    From 6 December 2018, law firms undertaking a number of common areas of work will need to publish price- and service-related information on their websites. Sarah Brodie looks at what this could mean in practice

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    Law Society publishes no-deal Brexit guidance

    8 November 2018

    What action should your firm be taking in a no-deal scenario?  The Law Society has published a series of papers for solicitors in the event of a no-deal Brexit, including the impact of the loss of judicial cooperation mechanisms and how to provide legal services in the EU.

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    Law Society launches best practice guidance on gender pay gap reporting

    6 November 2018

    Following the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting in 2017, the Law Society has produced guidance for the profession to capture the best practice that will help us set the right standards for the legal sector and build a clearer picture and way forward

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    LSB gives green light to SRA regulatory changes

    6 November 2018

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) has confirmed it will rubber-stamp changes to allow multiple tiers of solicitors and reduce protections for the public. We believe these changes will put consumers at risk

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    SRA releases new guidance on price transparency

    4 October 2018

    Law firms will have to publish details of their employees’ experience and the time work is likely to take – as well as their prices – when new transparency rules come into force in December. 

  • Amy Bell

    Held to account

    2 October 2018 By Amy Bell

    Amy Bell offers her top five tips for accounts staff to help in the fight against money laundering through client accounts

  • Paul Bennett

    Making ready

    2 October 2018 By Paul Bennett

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority has now submitted its proposed Handbook reforms to the Legal Services Board. Paul Bennett looks at the changes in the new versions, and what you need to do now to get prepared

  • Paul Bennett

    Ethical imperative

    2 October 2018 By Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett looks at the ethical aspects of how law firms should manage misconduct, and why the 2019 regulatory changes will mean firms need to manage ethical risk in a new way 

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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.

  • Lawyers reporting wrongdoing conversation

    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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