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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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    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

  • Photograph Paul Bennett, Aaron & Partners LLP

    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

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    Law Society responds to Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy

    21 June 2017

    The Law Society has called for an independent government inspector to enforce workplace rights, employment statuses and rights to be clearly defined in a single piece of law, and for large employers to report publicly on their employment practices

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    Consumer protections swept away by regulator, warns Law Society

    15 June 2017

    News that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to push ahead with changes to the rules governing solicitors has been greeted with dismay by the Law Society.

  • Photograph Paul Bennett, Aaron & Partners LLP

    A tall order

    11 April 2017 By Paul Bennett

    Being served with a production order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 can be a frightening experience. Paul Bennett explains how your firm can get prepared, and respond effectively and lawfully if you’re served 

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    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. 

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    Proposed regulatory changes could erode client protection and create two-tier profession

    24 August 2016

    The SRA published a consultation on proposed changes to the Handbook for solicitor and firm regulation on 1 June. We believe that the proposals, if accepted, will leave clients and consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession

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    SRA Handbook proposals: Catherine Dixon responds

    24 August 2016 By Catherine Dixon

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is consulting on major changes to the SRA Handbook. Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon outlines the risks the proposals present to the legal profession and to clients