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Reviewing files remotely—a checklist

2020-05-27T09:41:00+01:00By Jacqui Johnson

Jacqui Johnson, a Law Society Lexcel Consultant and Assessor, looks at efficient ways to undertake file audits out of the office. She has been in private practice for over 15 years as a practice manager.


Working remotely and your Lexcel commitments


Paul McCluskey looks at meeting your Lexcel obligations when we are all still social distancing.


The 5th AML Directive - are you compliant?


The 5th Anti-money Laundering Directive came into force in January, but it seems as though many organisations - law firms included - are lagging behind in their compliance. Dalbir Sahota of Accuity explains what changes and requirements the directive introduces, and what you need to do now to keep in ...

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FAQs: Complaints handling


Our Practice Advice Service answers your FAQs.


Data protection and Brexit: What’s next?


Tim Hill looks at what happens with data protection should there be a no-deal Brexit.


SRA draft business plan 2020/2021— explained

2020-08-05T13:03:00+01:00By Rebecca Atkinson

Rebecca Atkinson, Director of Risk at Howard Kennedy, looks at the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Business Plan for 2020/21. Although subject to change following consultation, the current draft indicates the direction of travel for the SRA and the impact on the profession in terms of regulation.


PI insurance – market update

2019-07-30T12:54:00+01:00By Brian Boehmer

Brian Boehmer looks at the current state of the PII market and how you can prepare for renewal.

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Brexit and practising rights


Anna Drozd and Betty-Ann Morain look at practice rights in the light of Brexit.


Ensuring compliance during lockdown


Rebecca Atkinson asks how we can remain compliant during this period of lockdown.

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Solicitors charges – the Ombudsman’s view

2019-08-30T12:36:00+01:00By the Legal Ombudsman

The Legal Ombudsman explains its updated costs guidance.


Reforming legal services—the final Mayson Report


Marzena Lipman, regulatory policy advisor at the Law Society, provides an update on the final Mayson Report on Reforming Legal Services.


The Mayson Report – an update


Marzena Lipman summarises Stephen Mayson’s report on the regulation of legal services.