Risk and Compliance Service


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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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Top Tips to ensure you are protected against cyber crime

Peter Wright is a Solicitor and Managing Director of Digital Law UK. He is the author of the Cyber Security Toolkit (Law Society Publishing, 2016).

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A brief summary of the changes to the SRA HandbookSubscription

8 February 2017

Are you ready? Sanjay Basra of the Risk and Compliance Advisory team provides a quick summary of the extensive changes to the SRA Handbook proposed for 2017/18.

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Five key regulatory issues for 2017Subscription

8 February 2017

Iain Miller, partner at Kingsley Napley, outlines what he sees as key issues in the regulatory landscape for the rest of the year.


Ethical training for your staffSubscription

8 February 2017

Looking for some ethics training for your fee-earners and support staff? Law Society policy adviser James Woolf outlines some of the free interactive training he has developed for members.

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The CMA's legal service market study reportSubscription

8 February 2017

Last December the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its final report on the legal services market. Paul Wilson, head of Regulatory Affairs at the Law Society, considers some of the implications on price transparency for solicitors.

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AML and financial crime updateSubscription

12 December 2016

We summarise the issues raised at the recent Law Society AML and Financial Crime Conference 2016.

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Data protection and BrexitSubscription

12 December 2016

Tim Hill, Policy Advisor for Technology at the Law Society, discusses the effect of the Brexit vote on your data protection obligations.

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Artificial intelligence - what’s in store?Subscription

9 December 2016

Mandeep Nagra, Risk and Compliance Advisor at the Law Society, looks at the impact of artificial intelligence on the profession.

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Continuing competence - FAQsSubscription

9 December 2016

Janet Noble abridges the new Law Society Practice Note on the SRA’s Continuing Competence Scheme.

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