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Our annual conference will take place on 14 April 2016 at the Law Society, Chancery Lane.
The Law Society have recently published a number of key practice notes for our members to read.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have published a discussion paper this week as part of their continued efforts to review and reform client financial protection arrangements.
Two years have passed since the EU Commission published the original version of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) and the various parties to the legislative process have now finally reached agreement on the text.
The LSB has launched a survey inviting views from anybody and any firm that has been in contact with one of the eight legal services regulators in England and Wales, including the SRA
Readers will be aware that solicitors do not need to be separately regulated when undertaking work involving consumer credit, because the Law Society - through the SRA - held a group licence from the Office of Fair Trading(OFT) to undertake this regulation.
We commission articles, guidance and best practice insight to help you manage regulatory and compliance issues
We had a case recently where the client seemed perfectly genuine, was moving from Scotland to South East and sold his property. We had confirmation by email (do we ever trust them these days?) from his solicitor in Scotland confirming sale proceeds. Do we have to see his bank statements to see money arriving and coming from that account to us?
The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has the power to award compensation up to £50,000. I am concerned about how my firm would pay such a large amount if awarded. Will the firm’s professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover any such award?
The roles of Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) and Finance and Administration (COFA) have been with us for nearly three years, yet evidence shows that many have still to meet the obligations they have under the Practising Regulations 2011.
It has been said that there are two types of firms: those that know they have been attacked by cybercriminals, and those that don’t yet know. Francis Dingwall looks at how to prevent attacks, and how to mitigate them when they do happen.
Here are some sample articles from the Risk and Compliance Service. Service members get access to all our features and other exclusive content.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers some frequently asked questions on AML, due diligence, and professional negligence
We round up the changes to the SRA’s CPD scheme, how it could affect your firm, and what you need to do now if you want to move to the new scheme or continue with the current one
As part of the Home Office’s campaign to raise awareness around solicitors being used to assist organised crime groups, Karen Bradley, MP, minister for modern slavery and organised crime, outlines the impact of a new offence of participation in organised crime groups’ criminal activities.
Risk and Compliance Service members get access to free and discounted webinars and events throughout the year.
This practical webinar is designed to provide support staff with a reminder/overview of the key issues they need to be aware of in a practical and commercial way. Free to Risk and Compliance section members.
This webinar forms part of the Law Society Risk and Compliance Section’s annual webinar programme (free to Risk and Compliance section members).
Promotion to partner is a massive step for all concerned. It is a big decision both for the partnership and also for the individuals being offered partnership. This webinar will consider the issues from both the perspective of the partnership and the new partner and through the medium of a case study will address the financial and legal aspects.
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