Recent Regulation and Compliance

  • Rosy Rourke
    Feature

    Be prepared

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    The new SRA Accounts Rules will come into force on 25 November 2019. Rosy Rourke  of Armstrong Watson outlines the changes, and what law firms should be doing now to prepare

  • Richard Burnham
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    Young voices

    2019-07-02T00:00:00Z

    There have been a number of controversial recent cases at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal involving junior lawyers pressured into making unethical decisions. Richard Burnham looks at how law firms can create an ethical culture and support millennials in making ethical decisions

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    SRA reviews anti-money laundering compliance in firms

    2019-06-14T16:46:00Z

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority has expressed concerns about fee earners’ understanding of anti-money laundering and the procedures adopted by firms.

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    Law firms need to do more to comply with transparency rules

    2019-06-14T15:57:00Z

    Almost one in five law firms are not complying with the transparency rules, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has found in a random web sweep.

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    Legal Services Board backs freelance solicitors practising without insurance cover

    2019-06-10T15:24:00Z

    The oversight regulator has rubber-stamped controversial reforms allowing solicitors to work as freelancers without indemnity insurance.

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    SDT announces planned change to standard of proof

    2019-04-09T09:43:00Z

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has announced that it will apply to adopt the civil standard of proof when it hears cases brought by the regulator

  • Frank Maher
    Feature

    One year on

    2019-04-09T00:00:00Z

    It’s been nearly a year since the General Data Protection Regulation came into force. Frank Maher discusses the lessons he has learned since then advising law firms on the legislation

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    SRA delays launch of new regulatory regime to November

    2019-03-20T16:37:00Z

    The new regulatory regime, replacing the SRA Handbook with new SRA Standards and Regulations, will now come into force on 25 November 2019

  • Andrew Allen
    Feature

    Blow-by-blow account

    2019-01-15T00:15:00Z

    Andrew Allen provides an overview of the changes to the SRA Accounts Rules, expected to come into force in April 2019. What are the challenges and opportunities, and what do firms need to do now to prepare?

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    Shifting sands

    2019-01-15T00:12:00Z

    PII is in flux. The market is hardening, free post-run-off cover is ceasing, regulatory changes will introduce classes of solicitor with less or no cover, and proposed changes could reduce minimum cover. Steve Ray  and Jenny Screech round up the changes, and the likely effects