Risk and Compliance Service

Welcome to the Risk and Compliance Service - the Law Society's service for people who manage compliance

We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of risk and compliance, for our regular members-only e-newsletters

The final countdown

1 June 2016

The changes to continuing professional development will be mandatory from 1 November 2016. Nicola Jones and Jane Green-Armytage look at how firms are responding, and the pros and cons of adapting the old regime versus embracing a competency-based approach.

SRA debate on financial protections

14 July 2015

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.

Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive agreed

29 May 2015Updated: 26 June 2015

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.

More news from the Risk and Compliance Service

The events below are available for a reduced rate for members of the Risk and Compliance Service.

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Forum: Compliance support for in-house lawyers (London, various dates in 2017)

2 March 2017

Traditionally in-house lawyers have had a long-distance relationship with the SRA but this is no longer possible. Recent changes in the law, and with the introduction of the SRA Handbook, mean that in-house practice is of greater interest to the regulator than ever before and ignorance of compliance requirements is a risky position to sustain.

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Risk and Compliance annual conference 2017: shaping the future of compliance (24 March 2017)

19 December 2016

The conference will boast an impressive team of regulatory experts who will support you to successfully manage your compliance responsibilities.

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Webinars for Risk and Compliance members

Risk and Compliance Service members get access to free and discounted webinars and events throughout the year.

Webinar: New SRA regime, CPD and continuing competence practical guide (23 June 2016)

1 June 2016

Join this webinar to get an overview of continuing competence - what do I need to know? how do I identify my training needs? how do I keep training records? and how do I demonstrate that the SRA requirements have been met? 

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Webinar: New SRA regime, CPD and continuing competence - what do you need to know? (24 June 2016)

1 June 2016

This webinar, offered at a 20 per cent discount to Private Client Section members, will give you an in-depth understanding of how to start planning now for continuing competence. 

COLP update 2015

25 November 2015

The Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (“COLP”) has been a required appointment for all bodies operating under the Legal Services Act 2007 since January 2013.

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Designed specifically for COLPs, COFAs and MLROs, your package includes:

  • A monthly Risk and Compliance e-newsletter, dealing with the latest regulatory and compliance issues
  • Unlimited access to all the content on our website including news, premium features, case reports, FAQs and in-depth analysis of regulatory issues of the day.
  • Access to the Law Society’s 'Safe Harbour' initiative, providing written guidance to compliance officers on the materiality of a breach
  • Access to four free webinars

As well as:

  • 20 per cent discount on subscriptions to the Legal Compliance Bulletin
  • 20 per cent discount on relevant Law Society publications
  • Discounts on our range of conferences, seminars, masterclasses and books

You can book a membership for an individual or for designated members of your team for access to all these benefits.

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