Beaulah Ince, Risk and Compliance Assistant at the Law Society, provides top tips for getting the most from your membership.
1. Make sure you’re registered and logged in
After joining the Risk and Compliance Service, you can access all premium news, analysis and features as well as joining webinars, forums and conferences but first you need to register your credentials online to start accessing your benefits.
To register fill out our registration form, using the same email address you gave when becoming a Service member (you do not need to include your membership number.)
If you forget or are unsure of your Service membership email address, please contact our membership services team via email or call us on 0208 049 3748 or 0208 049 3882.
Click ‘Sign in’ in the top-right corner of the Service webpage and enter your online account details. Your username is your email (that you used for registration) and your password is as you set it on registration.
Your name should appear next to the ‘head’ icon—if it doesn’t you are not logged in and won’t be able to access your premium member benefits.
2. Update your knowledge with our topical features
Once registered and logged in, you can access our articles online and save selected magazine features and articles in your personal library. To do so hover above the bookmark icon to the top right of the feature or article and click save. Our features cover the range of compliance topics and includes:
- Anti-money laundering
- Client care and complaints handling
- Data protection
- Price transparency
- Professional ethics
- Risk and compliance
- SRA Accounts Rules
- SRA Standards and Regulations
3. Book our webinars and events
To book onto a live broadcast or a recorded webinar or to get your conference discounts, you will have to create an Events login. We suggest using your Service membership username and password for a more seamless experience. Should you have any difficulties you can email Events@lawsociety.org.uk who will be able to assist you with your booking.
4. Access your magazine (wherever you are)
Once you’re logged in you can access all the articles in past and present issues of Legal Compliance magazine (particularly useful when you’re not in the office). Our magazine, published quarterly, focuses on the issues that matter to risk and compliance practitioners, through features, comment, book reviews, case updates and useful checklists.
5. Contact us if you suspect a serious breach
We offer members a ‘safe harbour’ safety net. If you are worried about a possible breach of the SRA Standards and Regulations at your firm, email us the details and one of our advisors will be in touch within 5 days to give you some advice on your particular situation.
6. On social media? Follow us on twitter
We have an active twitter feed that will highlight any new podcasts, webinars and features as well as relevant and topical compliance news - follow us.
7. Invite your colleagues to join
We offer individual memberships and corporate memberships (up to 5 people) but for an extra £80 + VAT annually additional colleagues can join as well. Contact us for help.
8. Need more specific advice or training?
If you or your firm need additional regulatory assistance the Risk and Compliance Advisory Service can provide you with more tailored advice, bespoke support and training, relevant to your firm and delivered face-to-face by one of our expert risk and compliance advisers.
We offer a highly trusted source of information and expertise and work with you to understand your current risk profile and to ensure you have what you need to implement any required mitigating measur