Paul Bennett is a former sole practitioner, a solicitor, mediator and arbitrator at Aaron and Partners LLP, and is chair of the Law Society’s Small Firms Division. He is a specialist professional practices and regulatory solicitor who has acted for the UK government regarding financial crime as Attorney General panel counsel for money laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 between 2008 and 2012.
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
Mental health problems are a growing issue for every sector, including the law, with its inherent high levels of stress. Paul Bennett looks at how managers in law firms can support their staff to mitigate mental health problems and their effects.
In June, the Solicitors Regulation Authority launched a consultation on proposed changes to the SRA Handbook. But are the changes the right ones? And how could they affect firms and their leaders? Paul Bennett, Melanie O’Brien, Matt Howgate and Sarah Charlton consider