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  • Loudspeaker

    SRA to review Handbook and Accounts Rules - have your say

    10 February 2016

    SRA set to review the Accounts Rules this spring - let us have your views to form our policy position

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    Much obliged

    10 February 2016 By Lucy Trevelyan

    Outcomes-focused regulation was intended to offer firms greater flexibility, but many now cite compliance obligations as a significant burden. Leading commentators and practitioners talk to Lucy Trevelyan about trends in regulation, and offer their top tips for effective compliance.

  • learning

    Law Society publishes guidance on 'Continuing Competence'

    4 February 2016

    The Law Society has published guidance for solicitors to help them adapt to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new learning and development regime, known as ‘Continuing Competence’

  • Ethics

    Law Society launches interactive ethics training

    3 December 2015

    The Law Society has launched the first of a suite of interactive ethical scenarios, through its online continuing professional development centre, to support solicitors to recognise and navigate difficult situations they may encounter in their professional lives

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    Reform of financial management regulation

    27 October 2015 By Crispin Passmore

    Crispin Passmore explains how the SRA intends to reform how it regulates financial management in response to changes in consumer and market behaviours 

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    Is it a breach or isn’t it?

    27 October 2015 By Jo Morris

    Jo Morris discusses the difficulties faced by compliance officers and provides a taster of her session at the LMS finance and business conference on 17 November

  • 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

  • learning

    Law Society updates CPD practice note

    2 October 2015

    The current CPD system is being replaced by the continuing competence scheme. Our updated practice note explains the transitional arrangements and gives advice on how to get the most from your CPD activities

  • 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

  • Zoe Bodycote

    On auto-pilot?

    4 August 2015 By Zoe Bodycote

    Pensions auto-enrolment has been in force for over three years, but the implementation date for many smaller firms is this October. Are you ready? Zoe Bodycote provides a beginner’s guide to the scheme and the steps you need to take