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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.

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FAQS: The new AML and Terrorist Financing Regulations 2017

We highlight the key questions regarding the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017 which commenced on 26 June.

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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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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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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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SRA Handbook: The proposals for changeSubscription

5 July 2017

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced a complete overhaul of its handbook following the consultation ‘Looking to the future: flexibility and public protection’. Marzema Lipman, regulatory policy advisor, looks at a new, less prescriptive approach to regulation.

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Nine things you need to know about the new AML regulationsSubscription

5 July 2017

Pearl Moses examines what to look out for in the new Money Laundering Regulations.

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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.

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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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