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Regulation and Compliance

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Super regulator must reject uneven rules for solicitors, Law Society says

15 June 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is pushing ahead with rule changes that will create different tiers of regulation within the solicitor profession. The Law Societry has urged the Legal Services Board to reject these proposals. 

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The proposed PII reforms – who benefits?

4 June 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) wants to reduce the minimum levels of insurance cover that regulated firms must hold. The Law Society will be submitting our analysis of the proposals. But one of the questions we are left with is: who will benefit from these reforms?

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Consumer protection high price to pay for increased competition, says Law Society

26 March 2018

Reducing consumer protection standards in legal services would hurt solicitors and clients alike, the Law Society has said in response to proposals to slash levels of mandatory professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover for solicitors.

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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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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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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.

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All above boardSubscription

2 August 2016By

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

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Reform of financial management regulation

27 October 2015By

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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Better safe…Subscription

12 February 2014Updated: 15 October 2014By

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s focus on financial stability is part of a wider change to the regulatory environment, and what compliance means in practice. George Bull explains how to assess your firm against the regulator’s risk indicators

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Managing for Success February 2013Subscription

8 February 2013Updated: 24 October 2014

This edition features the Financial Benchmarking Survey, ABSs, retirement planning, regulatory change, a business health check, data protection, client care letters, PR, change management, risk management, fees for PI work, and pensions auto-enrolment  

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Managing for Success August 2012Subscription

6 August 2012Updated: 24 October 2014

This edition features ABSs, becoming a niche practice, tax planning, legal project management, using your partner reward system to achieve competitive advantage, and the challenges for legal businesses of the move towards paperless courts  

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Managing for Success May 2012Subscription

8 May 2012Updated: 24 October 2014

This edition features the LMS Financial Benchmarking Survey, how to access and use business intelligence, the Lexcel and the Excellence in People standards, ABSs, leadership, compliance planning, whistleblowing, and lean techniques  

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