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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

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    All above board

    2 August 2016 By Jason Mitchell

    The SRA Code of Conduct obliges law firms to ensure their fees are transparent to their clients. Firms must not be seen to generate secret profits. Jason Mitchell looks at how to maintain compliance

  • Paul Bennett

    Helping handbook?

    2 August 2016 By Paul Bennett, Melanie O’Brien, Matt Howgate, Sarah Charlton

    In June, the Solicitors Regulation Authority launched a consultation on proposed changes to the SRA Handbook. But are the changes the right ones? And how could they affect firms and their leaders? Paul Bennett, Melanie O’Brien, Matt Howgate and Sarah Charlton consider

  • 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

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    A gentle nudge

    6 May 2016 By Barry Vitou

    Why don’t most compliance programmes work in practice? Because the traditional theory on which they are based doesn’t take into account how people really behave. Barry Vitou looks at what we can learn from a more recent approach: nudge theory