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Scales of Justice

SDT announces planned change to standard of proof

9 April 2019

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has announced that it will apply to adopt the civil standard of proof when it hears cases brought by the regulator

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SRA delays launch of new regulatory regime to November

20 March 2019

The new regulatory regime, replacing the SRA Handbook with new SRA Standards and Regulations, will now come into force on 25 November 2019

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Law Society publishes no-deal Brexit guidance

8 November 2018

What action should your firm be taking in a no-deal scenario?  The Law Society has published a series of papers for solicitors in the event of a no-deal Brexit, including the impact of the loss of judicial cooperation mechanisms and how to provide legal services in the EU.

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Law Society launches best practice guidance on gender pay gap reporting

6 November 2018

Following the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting in 2017, the Law Society has produced guidance for the profession to capture the best practice that will help us set the right standards for the legal sector and build a clearer picture and way forward

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LSB gives green light to SRA regulatory changes

6 November 2018

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has confirmed it will rubber-stamp changes to allow multiple tiers of solicitors and reduce protections for the public. We believe these changes will put consumers at risk

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SRA releases new guidance on price transparency

4 October 2018

Law firms will have to publish details of their employees’ experience and the time work is likely to take – as well as their prices – when new transparency rules come into force in December. 

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Frank Maher

One year onSubscription

9 April 2019By

It’s been nearly a year since the General Data Protection Regulation came into force. Frank Maher discusses the lessons he has learned since then advising law firms on the legislation

Andrew Allen

Blow-by-blow accountSubscription

15 January 2019By

Andrew Allen provides an overview of the changes to the SRA Accounts Rules, expected to come into force in April 2019. What are the challenges and opportunities, and what do firms need to do now to prepare?

Steve Ray

Shifting sandsSubscription

15 January 2019By ,

PII is in flux. The market is hardening, free post-run-off cover is ceasing, regulatory changes will introduce classes of solicitor with less or no cover, and proposed changes could reduce minimum cover. Steve Ray and Jenny Screech round up the changes, and the likely effects

Jonathon Bray

The devil’s in the detailSubscription

15 January 2019By

Jonathon Bray provides a personal perspective on the SRA’s new rulebook, and the complexity it could create in the profession

Sarah Brodie

Crystal clear

5 December 2018By

From 6 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

Held to accountSubscription

2 October 2018By

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

Paul Bennett

Making ready

2 October 2018By

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has now submitted its proposed Handbook reforms to the Legal Services Board. Paul Bennett looks at the changes in the new versions, and what you need to do now to get prepared

Paul Bennett

Ethical imperative

2 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 

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