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  • risk

    Website compliance for law firms (29 September)

    1 September 2016

    Join this webinar to gain practical guidance on how to minimise your website compliance risk. 

  • Richard Lane

    Under the microscope

    12 November 2013 Updated: 18 October 2014 By Richard Lane

    For the busy manager of a law firm, few things cause more upset than the unwelcome news that the Forensic Investigation Unit is planning to visit. So what should you expect if it happens to you? Richard Lane explains

  • Paul Bennett

    Under orders

    19 August 2015 By Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett explains how law firms should respond to a production order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

  • Under cover

    Under cover

    15 February 2015 By Grania Langdon-Down

    After a year when much-heralded proposals to reform the professional indemnity insurance market flared briefly before being snuffed out, will 2015 see any significant changes in the renewal process? Grania Langdon-Down reports

  • person holding floppy disk

    Under control?

    4 July 2017 By Owen O’Rorke

    Do you know that your law firm is a data controller under the new General Data Protection Regulation, and you must comply with them, or face fines of up to €20m or four per cent of your annual global turnover? Owen O’Rorke provides a beginner’s guide to compliance

  • files

    Tips for effective file management and minimising risk exposure

    27 October 2015 By Mark Carver

    Mark Carver provides his top tips for managing client files and minimising risk exposure

  • PII image

    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?

  • Michelle-Garlick

    The flip side

    7 May 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014 By Michelle Garlick, Joanne Smith

    It can sometimes feel as though the regulatory obligations imposed upon lawyers only continue to grow. But, as Michelle Garlick and Joanne Smith assert, active compliance can also bring a raft of benefits to your firm

  • Nicola Jones

    The final countdown

    6 May 2016 By Nicola Jones, Jane Green-Armytage

    The changes to continuing professional development will be mandatory from 1 November 2016. Nicola Jones and Jane Green-Armytage look at how firms are responding, and the pros and cons of adapting the old regime versus embracing a competency-based approach

  • Jonathon Bray

    The devil’s in the detail

    15 January 2019 By Jonathon Bray

    Jonathon Bray provides a personal perspective on the SRA’s new rulebook, and the complexity it could create in the profession

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