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    Spring clean your compliance checks

    2017-04-07T08:44:00Z

    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?

    2017-04-07T08:36:00Z

    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?

    2017-03-07T09:20:00Z

    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.

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    Risk and Compliance - what to watch out for in 2017

    2017-03-07T09:20:00Z

    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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    Looking to the future - A two-tier profession and client protections

    2017-03-07T09:19:00Z

    Sanjay Basra of our Advisory Service provides a follow-up to last month’s article relating to the key proposed changes to the SRA Handbook in 2017/18. He looks at the provisions allowing solicitors to provide unreserved services from organisations not authorised by the SRA.

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    A brief summary of the changes to the SRA Handbook

    2017-02-08T16:08:00Z

    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 2017

    2017-02-08T10:58:00Z

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

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    Ethical training for your staff

    2017-02-08T10:49:00Z

    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 report

    2017-02-08T10:28:00Z

    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 update

    2016-12-12T13:11:00Z

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