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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

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    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

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    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

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    Law Society practice notes updated

    22 June 2015

    We have recently updated our practice notes on social media; information on letterheads, emails and websites; and outcomes-focused regulation

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    Potential changes to complaints procedures in force from 9 July

    15 June 2015

    On 9 July 2015, the UK will be required to comply with the EU directive on alternative dispute resolution. If the Legal Ombudsman is successful in its application to become an approved ADR provider under the directive, solicitors will need to make changes to the information they provide to clients in relation to their complaints procedures

  • Nicola Jones

    After hours

    14 May 2015 By Nicola Jones

    The changes to solicitors’ CPD, from an hours-based to a competency-based regime, are now well under way. Nicola Jones outlines the practicalities of compliance with the new system, and the benefits it can bring for firms and the legal sector

  • Tracey Calvert

    Listen up

    15 February 2015 By Tracey Calvert

    In the second of an occasional series on the business benefits of effective compliance, Tracey Calvert looks at how good complaints-handling can help you make continuous improvements to your business, and how you can achieve this in practice

  • 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