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


Risk and Compliance Autumn conference 2017 (13 September, Birmingham)

We are bringing our highly successful conference to the Midlands. The conference will examine all the hot topics in risk that are affecting firms and legal departments.

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)

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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Webinars for Risk and Compliance members

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

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AML Update - the new Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (11 July 2017)

Jonathan Fisher, QC takes you through the new 2017 Money Laundering Regulations 

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Cyber-enabled fraud - protecting your firm (on demand)

Join this webinar and gain practical tips to ensure your staff are informed and aware of payment related fraud. 


The New Criminal Finances Act 2017 - what to expect (on demand)

Join this webinar to get an overview of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

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The New SRA Handbook - what next for regulation? (19 September 2017)

This webinar will consider the radical overhaul to the SRA Handbook with a focus on what to expect when it comes into force.

Further webinars and events

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Exclusive preview from the Legal Compliance Bulletin

Section members receive a 20 per cent discount on the bi-monthly Legal Compliance Bulletin. Read sample articles exclusively below or subscribe now.


File audits - a positive experience

20 April 2017

Even at senior levels, file audits can be seen as a non-chargeable irritation to be avoided, put off, or given only cursory attention. Hillary Stephenson of Weightmans explains that  there is another way of looking at them.

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Cobblers’ shoes - supplier due diligence by a law firm

20 April 2017

Sarah Mumford and Gillian Watson look at an activity that every law firm undertakes but is little written about from the perspective of practical compliance.

Benefits of Membership*

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

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