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    Starting a new law firm Part 1 – What do you need to consider?

    2024-07-22T09:17:00Z

    In the first of a four-part series, Andy Poole outlines what your top considerations should be when starting a law firm

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    Invisible processing of data

    2024-07-11T11:21:00Z Partner content

    Tony Imossi of the Association of British Investigators (ABI) explores the practice of processing personal data without an individual’s knowledge, and outlines the risks it poses to solicitors

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    Under scrutiny

    2024-07-11T00:00:00Z

    Tracey Calvert revisits the compliance obligations around undertakings

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    For the record

    2024-07-11T00:00:00Z

    Continuing competence is essential to providinghigh-quality legal services and maintaining public trust in the profession. Fiona Anthony shares the steps you can take to ensure you are satisfying the SRA’s requirements

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    Serve and protect

    2024-07-11T00:00:00Z Partner content

    Following the recent cyber attacks at CTS, Law Society partner Mitigo asks how to protect your firm’s data when using a managed service provider

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    Period of renewal

    2024-07-11T00:00:00Z Partner content

    Piers Winton considers some of the current risk trends that fall outside of the usual professional indemnity insurance renewal factors

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    Value judgement

    2024-07-11T00:00:00Z

    Susanna Heley considers the increasingly broad range of ethical obligations applying to individuals and firms 

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    Rules of engagement

    2024-07-11T00:00:00Z

    Frank Maher looks at the regulatory obligations around limiting liability to clients in engagement letters

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    Paying the cost

    2024-07-11T00:00:00Z

    Nigel West looks at the question of whether the SRA should pay for a solicitor’s costs in unsuccessful disciplinary proceedings

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    Challenging behaviour

    2024-07-11T00:00:00Z

    Zoë Allen-Robinson looks at the regulator’s requirement for managers in law firms to challenge unfair behaviour

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    Why identity checks won’t make you AML compliant

    2024-06-28T14:14:00Z Partner content

    Richard Simms, from our partner AMLCC, outlines how property practioners must do more than identity checks to protect themselves from money laundering risks

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    The impact of Hague Judgments Convention 2019

    2024-06-28T11:59:00Z

    Louise Nicholson looks at the impact of Hague 2019 on the enforcement landscape

  • Tracey Calvert
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    Under scrutiny

    2024-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Tracey Calvert is director of Oakhalls Consultancy and the author of the forthcoming book, In-house Lawyers’ Risk and Compliance Q&A, published by the Law Society

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    A matter of trust

    2024-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Following the recent government consultation on transparency of land ownership involving trusts, private client lawyers share their views on the implications of the changes for advising clients

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    A new lease?

    2024-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Nikki Bensoor looks at a significant case on landlords’ break rights in protected lease renewals 

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    Occuptional hazard?

    2024-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Owners of commercial properties are increasingly using ‘property guardians’ to protect vacant premises. Samuel Lear and Christopher Gothard outline the pros and cons

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    Under the hammer

    2024-06-27T00:00:00Z

    The planning and real estate teams at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP outline the government’s high street rental auction policy, and considers its desired effect on vacant properties

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    The registration gap

    2024-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Anna Donnelly provides some top tips on dealing with delays in registrations at HM Land Registry

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    Rise and fall

    2024-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Interest rates have finally risen, and, with them, the potential for law firms to profit. But what are the risks you need to be aware of?

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    Rising damp

    2024-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Housing condition claims have made headlines recently. Matthew Wilson reflects on the rise in claims and asks if they are likely to continue