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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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    Gift register

    10 October 2017 By Pearl Moses

    A risk register may seem like just another regulatory requirement, but an effective one can help you not only identify and mitigate risks, but also reduce your insurance premiums, build client loyalty, and reduce complaints. Pearl Moses explains. 

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    Playing catch up

    10 October 2017 By Alison Matthews

    The new money laundering regulations have been in force for over three months, but is your firm compliant? Alison Matthews provides an overview of the requirements for law firms.

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    Course of action

    10 October 2017 By Anna Gregory, Sara Hunt

    The continuing competence regime, replacing the old CPD requirement, came into force nearly a year ago. Anna Gregory explains how her firm has embraced the new approach to introduce an experiential learning culture, including action learning.

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    In the balance

    10 October 2017 By Ann Harrison

    The legal press is full of stories about the risks of the new General Data Protection Regulation, but might there be an upside to compliance? Ann Harrison looks at the potential benefits – as well as the burdens and risks. 

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    Gazette publishes cybersecurity supplement

    3 October 2017

    The Law Society Gazette has published a sponsored supplement on cybersecurity issues for law firms

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    FAQ: How to evaluate potential cyber risks in a law firm

    27 September 2017

    The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service shares information on assessing potential cyber risks

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    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

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    Order order

    4 July 2017 By Paul Bennett

    Having the SRA arriving at your firm with a production order requiring you and your firm to deliver documents to it is a daunting experience. Paul Bennett outlines how to get your firm ready for investigation in case it should happen