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Risk and Compliance Service


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

Top tips

Our 'top tips' series gives you some practical advice on everyday compliance issues. Service members get access to all our features and other exclusive content.

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Submitting a SAR

Top tips on submitting a successful SAR.


Email Scams

Top tips on how to protect your firm against email scams.

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Risk assessments - key risk factors

Top tips on how to carry out a successful firm-wide risk assessment.


Owning up to mistakes - what’s the right thing to do?

Top tips on how to remedy mistakes when they are made.

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SRA Handbook changes - an updateSubscription

10 December 2018

Marzena Lipman, policy adviser in the Regulatory Affairs Unit gives us an update on the upcoming SRA Handbook changes expected in the spring of next year.

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AML and Financial Crime conference 2018 - a report

3 December 2018

The 2018 Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime conference was a great success.


Changing times - what's in store for 2019?Subscription

30 November 2018

Michelle Garlick, partner at Weightmans, looks at what regulatory changes and compliance challenges we can expect in 2019.

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Risk assessments - back to basicsSubscription

14 November 2018

Legal services remain attractive to money launderers and every so often it’s important to check that the fundamental elements of your risk procedure are in place. Pearl Moses revisits the core elements of risk assessments.

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Price transparency - ready or not?Subscription

14 November 2018By

In December this year, the SRA Transparency Rules will come into force requiring law firms to publish certain price, service and regulatory information. Sarah Brodie outlines the details.

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Book review: Solicitors and Money Laundering (4th edition)

23 October 2018By Helena Mumdzjana

Helena Mumdzjana reviews Solicitors and Money Laundering (4th edition) by Amy Bell and Peter Camp (Law Society Publishing, 2018). 

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Insurance Distribution Directive - ready or not?Subscription

25 September 2018By Gillian Roche-Saunders

The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) was implemented on the 1 October 2018. Gillian Roche-Saunders, Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, looks at the detail

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Risk and Compliance Autumn Conference 2018

25 September 2018

Some of you may have attended our Autumn Risk and Compliance last month in Leeds but in case you missed it, we had over 100 delegates on the day with a packed programme covering SRA changes, price transparency, AI and blockchain, AML, GDPR as well as ethics and social media and privacy.

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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 written guidance to compliance officers on the materiality of a breach
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  • 20 per cent discount on subscriptions to the Legal Compliance Bulletin
  • 20 per cent discount on relevant Law Society publications

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