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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
The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) is changing its time limits.
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With mandatory accreditation from 1 May 2015 against version 6 of the Lexcel Standard for practices in England and Wales, Bryn Hughes (Lead Product Manager - Accreditations) at the Law Society, summarises the changes that have been made.
BT’s legal team became an ABS in March 2013. Chief counsel Archana Makol, in conversation with Grania Langdon-Down, explains why they made the decision, and the new subsidiary’s strategy.
The government’s 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey has just been published. One of its most striking findings is that the average cost of the worst single breach suffered by respondents has risen sharply. It now stands at £1.46m - £3.14m for large organisations (more than 250 employees) and for medium and small businesses (1-249 employees) at £75k - £311k.
The EU ADR Directive is a piece of European legislation designed to improve consumers’ access to good quality ADR schemes (including ombudsmen) when they purchase goods or services from a trader (including solicitors).
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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.
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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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Super-regulator sets out legislative options for shakeup of Legal Services Act.
Changes mean solicitors believed to pose an ‘unacceptable’ credit risk will not be able to call on the time-honoured rule.