Regulation and Compliance

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SRA reviews anti-money laundering compliance in firms

2019-06-14T16:46:00+01:00

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

2019-06-14T15:57:00+01:00

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

2019-06-10T15:24:00+01:00

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

2019-04-09T09:43:00+01:00

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

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Rosy Rourke

Be prepared

2019-07-02T00:00:00+01:00By

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

Young voices

2019-07-02T00:00:00+01:00By

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

Frank Maher

One year on

2019-04-09T00:00:00+01:00By

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

Andrew Allen

Blow-by-blow account

2019-01-15T00:15:00+00:00By

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

2019-01-15T00:12:00+00:00By ,

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

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The devil’s in the detail

2019-01-15T00:10:00+00:00By

Jonathon Bray provides a personal perspective on the SRA’s new rulebook, and the complexity it could create in the profession

Sarah Brodie

Crystal clear

2018-12-05T15:09:00+00:00By

From 6 December 2018, law firms undertaking a number of common areas of work will need to publish price- and service-related information on their websites. Sarah Brodie looks at what this could mean in practice

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