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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
Resources from the third compliance officer conference are now available on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) website.
Informal soundings suggest that it has been another benign professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewal, with fierce competition resulting in positive outcomes for most firms.
The Law Society’s safe-harbour initiative receives many enquiries from our members, relating to a variety of compliance issues. Over the last few months, we have an seen an increase in the number of enquiries related to the SRA Accounts Rules 2011.
Pearl Moses, risk and compliance lead consultant, provides compliance-related support tips and tools for practical implementation and looks at how Lexcel can help compliance officers.
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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Clients were unaware that thousands of pounds were being withdrawn.
Law firms should seek to innovate to keep up with new competitors rather than focusing on defensive regulation.