Risk and Compliance Service


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Regulation for small firms

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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In today’s digital world, law firms must ensure rigorous safeguarding of intellectual property, client data and other legal information as a crucial part of business strategy. 

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A look at the Criminal Finances Act 2017

The new act amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Terrorism Act 2000, and received Royal Assent on 27 April. Janet Noble summarises what’s in it.

Who's complaining?

FAQS: Your compliance questions answered

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service is a team of experienced solicitors who have all worked in private practice. They help members with questions about practice and procedure on a wide variety of subjects.

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Brexit - FAQsSubscription

9 May 2017

Janet Noble looks at some frequently asked questions from solicitors concerning the impact of Brexit on legal businesses.

Getting your work-life balance right: workshop

The Zen guide to BrexitSubscription

9 May 2017

The effect of Brexit on organisations remains unclear. Valeria Mancheva, Head of Relationship Management for In-house lawyers, outlines some valuable lessons on dealing with uncertainty.

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Brexit - the impact on market access for legal servicesSubscription

9 May 2017

Katharina Kirchberger looks at third country lawyers’ practice rights and conditions for setting up a third country law firm in the EU and EFTA countries.

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Risk and compliance conference 2017Subscription

7 April 2017

Mandeep Nagra, risk and compliance advisor, reports on the recent conference.

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Spring clean your compliance checksSubscription

7 April 2017

The clocks have gone forward, Easter is upon us and Pearl Moses looks at what you can do to spring clean your compliance policies and procedures.

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Do you need a password policy?Subscription

7 April 2017

One of the weak links in providing an effective barrier against cyber attacks is the use of passwords. Janet Noble looks at some important steps your staff can take to minimise risk.

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Waivers update: A rule is a rule – or is it?Subscription

7 March 2017

The SRA’s consultation on the use of waivers to allow greater innovation otherwise blocked by the rules closes this week. Bronwen Still takes a look.


Risk and Compliance - what to watch out for in 2017Subscription

7 March 2017

The risks which law firms and their management and compliance teams have to address is constantly changing. Drawing on the experience of the past year for context, Frank Maher looks at a selection of these to consider some of the key areas of risk for the rest of 2017. 

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