Recent Regulation and Compliance

  • Tracey Calvert

    Listen up


    In the second of an occasional series on the business benefits of effective compliance, Tracey Calvert looks at how good complaints-handling can help you make continuous improvements to your business, and how you can achieve this in practice

  • Under cover

    Under cover


    After a year when much-heralded proposals to reform the professional indemnity insurance market flared briefly before being snuffed out, will 2015 see any significant changes in the renewal process? Grania Langdon-Down reports

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    Anti-money laundering workshops, nationwide (February to April 2015)


    These two-hour seminars will help Money Laundering Reporting Officers to build on introductory anti-money laundering training 

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    Law Society concerned over potential dual regulation and increased costs


    The Law Society has voiced concerns about potential dual regulation of solicitors’ consumer credit activity and the subsequent increase in costs

  • Nicola Jones

    Live and learn


    The shift from hours-based CPD to competence to practice, announced in May this year, presents an important opportunity for firms to reassess their learning strategy and ensure it contributes to their business needs. Nicola Jones explains

  • LSB offices, One Kemble Street

    LSB launches consultation on the costs of regulation - closes 28 November


    The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched a survey aimed at gathering lawyers’ views on the costs regulation imposes on them and their businesses, in order to help identify unnecessary burdens that could potentially be removed

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    Law Society responds to SRA consultation on client protections


    On 1 August 2014, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) put out a call for evidence on client protections. The Law Society has responded to this call for evidence

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    File closure management practice note published


    The practice note covers best practice for managing file closure at the termination of a matter, and the need to manage risks inherent in the mismanagement of file administration

  • Pearl Moses

    Officer politics


    Pearl Moses looks back at three years of outcomes-focused regulation and two years of the compliance officer regime, and asks what lessons we can learn to ensure compliance in changing times

  • Michelle-Garlick

    The flip side


    It can sometimes feel as though the regulatory obligations imposed upon lawyers only continue to grow. But, as Michelle Garlick and Joanne Smith assert, active compliance can also bring a raft of benefits to your firm