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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.


Top tips to protect you from email fraud

With law firms under a duty to replace any lost client funds, the financial burden of email fraud attacks could be crippling. We give our top tips below.

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AML and Financial Crime Conference 2017 — a summary

A summary of the this year’s AML and Financial Crime conference. 

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Ethical exits - what to do when you lose key staff

Tracey Calvert looks at how to meet all the compliance and ethical obligations the regulator requires when one or more fee earners or staff leave a legal business.

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Getting to know the GDPR - data breaches

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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Risk – your new best friend?Subscription

8 December 2017By

With all the current regulatory challenges firms need risk registers now more than ever – but how many is enough? Pearl Moses discusses how you can make your risk register more holistic in order to manage uncertainty.

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What's on the regulatory horizon for 2018?

8 December 2017

Helen Carr reflects on the past 12 months and looks ahead at what is coming up in the next year. 

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Do you really need a data protection officer?Subscription

28 November 2017

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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Are you ready for the Criminal Finances Act 2017?Subscription

30 October 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force on 30 September 2017. Pearl Moses looks at what you need to do.

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Price and service transparency - how will it affect you?Subscription

26 October 2017

In late September, the SRA opened its three month consultation on improving the availability of information for consumers. Michael Lonergan, policy adviser, gives an overview of the consultation and encourages members to share their views on it.

Risk and Compliance Autumn Conference 2017

9 October 2017

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

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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.


AML Regulations 2017 - are they embedded in your firm?Subscription

2 October 2017

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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