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Risk and Compliance Service


Articles, guidance and best practice insight to help you manage regulatory and compliance issues

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Here are some sample articles from the Risk and Compliance Service. Service members get access to all our features and other exclusive content.

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FAQs on the GDPR

We answer some frequently asked questions on the upcoming GDPR

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Do you really need a data protection officer?

The General Data Protection Regulation will make it mandatory for certain organisations to designate a data protection officer. But does yours actually need one? Joanne Bone, partner at Irwin Mitchell, offers a guide to what you need to know.

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Beware offensive communications - here's why

Intro: Mena Ruparel, co-author of How to be an ethical solicitor , considers the SRA’s new warning notice and how your ethics as a solicitor should inform your communications.

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Getting to know the GDPR - Consent

Consent of an individual to collect and process their data remains one of the cornerstones of data protection law and policy. Anna Drozd, EU professional practice policy advisor, looks at the changes to consent as part of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Risk and Compliance Conference 2018Subscription

4 April 2018

Insight from this year’s Risk and Compliance Conference which took place in March. 

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Owning up to mistakes – what is the right thing to do?Subscription

4 April 2018By

The Law Society held a symposium, ‘Owning up to Mistakes’ and during one of its workshop sessions Pearl Moses led a lively discussion on honesty, integrity and how to deal with mistakes when they inevitably happen. She offers her top tips here.


Pathways to a career in risk and complianceSubscription

4 April 2018

Looking for a change of job? We asked some risk professionals how they forged successful careers in risk and compliance.

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Book review: Legal Training Tooklit

5 March 2018

Helen Carr reviews the recently published Legal Training Toolkit

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Orchestrating Compliance

5 March 2018

Funke Abimbola General Counsel & Head of Financial Compliance at Roche gives us some insights into her career journey in risk.


Ransomware: is your firm at risk?Subscription

5 March 2018

Ransomware continues to dominate the cybersecurity landscape, and with the well-publicised attack on DLA Piper last year, it’s clear that law firms are not immune to the threat. Here are some top tips to keep your firm safe.


Ask the experts – what can we expect in 2018?Subscription

5 February 2018

We ask some compliance experts what regulatory challenges can be expected for risk professionals in the coming year.

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Case report – the test for dishonestySubscription

2 February 2018

Nigel West reports on an important Supreme Court decision that has changed the test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings.

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