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Legal Ombudsman advises law firms to avoid web-based email

20 September 2018

In new guidance, the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has urged firms to consider investing in a corporate email solution that can be properly protected rather than web-based solutions.

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SRA asks: when should firms report potential wrongdoing?

8 August 2018Updated: 19 September 2018

Regulators have begun a major review of reporting requirements for firms dealing with suspected misconduct by their employees.

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

15 June 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) 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 (LSB) to reject these proposals. 

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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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Paul Bennett

Ethical imperative

3 October 2018By

Paul Bennett looks at the ethical aspects of how law firms should manage misconduct, and why the 2019 regulatory changes will mean firms need to manage ethical risk in a new way 

Sarah Brodie

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2 October 2018By

From December 2018, law firms undertaking a number of common areas of work will need to publish price- and service-related information on their websites. Sarah Brodie looks at what this could mean in practice

Amy Bell

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2 October 2018By

Amy Bell offers her top five tips for accounts staff to help in the fight against money laundering through client accounts

Lucy Trevelyan

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3 July 2018By

Lucy Trevelyan looks at the professional indemnity insurance landscape for the years ahead. How can firms take advantage of a soft market and prepare for it hardening? What might proposed changes to minimum cover mean for the profession and clients?

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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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Just the job

16 January 2018By ,

The GDPR is just four months away. Firms may already be prepared for major changes to how they handle client data, but do you know it also applies to data on your people? Andrew Kimble and Dan Fawcett provide a guide for managing partners and HR professionals

Paul Bennett

Cracking the codes

16 January 2018By

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to introduce a new compliance regime, and the changes are the most significant since 2011. Paul Bennett outlines the proposals and their potential impact, to help you plan ahead

Pearl Moses

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10 October 2017By

A risk register may seem like just another regulatory requirement, but an effective one can help you not only identify and mitigate risks, but also reduce your insurance premiums, build client loyalty, and reduce complaints. Pearl Moses explains. 

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