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    Shortlist announced for the Excellence Awards 2020


    The Law Society’s Excellence Awards celebrate the hard work and inspirational achievements of solicitors, legal teams and firms of all sizes. More than half recognise excellence in law firm management disciplines

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    How to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period


    The UK-EU transition period will end on 31 December 2020. Find out what you can do now to prepare.

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    Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund extended until 2021


    Plans to close the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) have been pushed back by one year until September 2021. This may leave former principles of law firms liable for future claims. Make sure you’re prepared.

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    Closure of the Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund


    The Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund will close on 30 September 2020. This may leave former principles of law firms liable for future claims. Make sure you’re prepared.

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    SRA plots transparency sweep as hundreds of firms flout new rules


    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will once again sweep law firm websites in a bid to drag more of them into compliance with transparency rules.

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    Changes to your website and e-newsletters


    This summer, we are making changes to the Risk and Compliance Service website and e-newsletters

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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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    The final countdown


    The changes to continuing professional development will be mandatory from 1 November 2016. Nicola Jones and Jane Green-Armytage look at how firms are responding, and the pros and cons of adapting the old regime versus embracing a competency-based approach.

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    Member benefits


    As a member, your firm will gain access to a full suite of services, including: COLPs and COFAs ‘safe harbour’ advice service The Risk and Compliance Service has a advice service dedicated to compliance officers for legal practice (COLPs) and compliance officers for finance and administration (COFAs). ...

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    Who should join the Risk and Compliance Service?


    If you are involved in managing compliance, then this service is for you! Recent changes to the legal regulatory landscape mean that, increasingly, senior-level partners, law firm managers and risk professionals will be under intense scrutiny. They are expected to take a lead role in creating an effective risk-aware ...

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    Terms and conditions


    1. Your agreement is with the Law Society of 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL. The contract between us 2. By applying for Risk and Compliance Service membership, you agree to these terms and conditions. 3. These terms and conditions shall apply to and be deemed to ...