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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.

Risk and Compliance Autumn Conference 2017

Janet Noble, Risk and Compliance Product Manager, reports on our recent conference.


AML Regulations 2017 - are they embedded in your firm?

Alison Matthews considers the requirements of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations 2017 and highlights the key changes you need to make to ensure you’re compliant within a very short time frame. 

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Safe Harbour advice - sample questions

One of the key benefits of membership is access to our ‘Safe Harbour’ initiative, providing written guidance to compliance officers on the materiality of a breach. Here we offer some examples of our written guidance to members.

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Key issues in the Draft Money Laundering Regulations 2017

Sue Mawdsley, Board member of the Legal Compliance Bulletin, examines what to look out for in the new draft regulations.

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The SRA Handbook - a new and slimmer lookSubscription

3 October 2017

Pearl Moses gives us a summary of the main changes proposed by the SRA in the new, slimmed down version of the SRA Handbook.

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Q&A with Bahare HeywoodSubscription

1 September 2017

Bahare Heywood, head of international compliance at Clifford Chance, answers a few questions about her career, the challenges of risk at a large international firm, and Brexit.

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Beware offensive communications - here's whySubscription

1 September 2017

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 - data breachesSubscription

1 September 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation will introduce new reporting requirements and financial penalties with regard to data breaches. Anna Drozd, EU professional practice policy advisor, and Arfah Chaudry, intern, look at the key changes for law solicitors.

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PI Insurance - will it be affected by Brexit?Subscription

26 July 2017

Brian Balkin of Locktons Companies LLP, answers some questions on the possible effects of Brexit on professional indemnity insurance.

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Price transparency - The proposals for changeSubscription

26 July 2017

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has outlined the steps it plans to take to improve transparency in the legal services market. Michael Lonergan, regulatory policy advisor, provides a refresher on what has happened to date and what the latest announcement may mean for the profession. 

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Getting to know the GDPR - ConsentSubscription

26 July 2017

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).


Business continuity: Are you prepared?Subscription

5 July 2017

Despite calamities such as fire, flooding and cyber or terrorist attacks, your clients will expect you to be available when needed. Janet Noble looks at the importance of having business continuity plans in these uncertain times.

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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 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

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