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

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

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Regulatory update for property practitioners: How will proposed changes to the Code of Conduct, Accounts Rules and CML Handbook affect you (May-October 2016)

4 May 2016

These seminars will provide an in-depth analysis of how proposed regulatory changes will affect property practitioners and conveyancers in 2016. Free of charge to Property Section members!

Conference audience

Risk and Compliance annual conference 2016 - achieving best practice in compliance

26 November 2015

Examining the current compliance issues affecting firms and legal departments. 


Compliance support forum for in-house lawyers - Cardiff

26 November 2015

Ensure you understand your new compliance and regulatory requirements.

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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.

COFA update 2015

26 November 2015

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

Data Protection Compliance post Safe Harbour

26 November 2015

This webinar will help organisations ascertain the likely impact of the ECJ decision upon them and suggest strategies for adjusting to the post-Safe Harbour era.

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.

Further webinars and events

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Save the date: Law Society's risk and compliance annual conference

16 September 2015

Our annual conference will take place on 14 April 2016 at the Law Society, Chancery Lane.

Practice notes

New Practice notes

14 July 2015

The Law Society have recently published a number of key practice notes for our members to read.

More news from the Risk and Compliance Service

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Facing a compliance quandary?

31 March 2015Updated: 28 April 2015

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service answers some frequently asked questions on AML, due diligence, and professional negligence

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Continuing professional development - what now?

31 March 2015Updated: 28 April 2015

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


Participation offence targets those who assist organised crime groups

22 December 2014Updated: 19 May 2015

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.

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Benefits of Membership*

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  • A monthly Risk and Compliance e-newsletter, dealing with the latest regulatory and compliance issues
  • Access to the Law Society’s 'Safe Harbour' initiative, providing 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

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