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    News and practice advice for in-house lawyers working in the corporate and public sectors, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

  • Data protection

    The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) regulates the processing of information relating to individuals. Solicitors must comply with the DPA. Failure to do so may constitute a criminal offence. This practice note sets out how solicitors can comply with the Act.

    16 June 2016
    Practice note

    In-house pro bono practice: regulatory requirements

    This practice note explores the regulatory impediments to in-house solicitors providing pro bono services to the public, with the aim of assisting those in-house solicitors who wish to do so.

    23 February 2016
    Practice note

    Raising concerns and whistleblowing - guidance for staff

    There are professional and regulatory obligations for individuals to raise concerns about their firm's actions in certain situations. This note describes how to foster an environment which encourages transparency and the reporting of concerns.

    13 January 2016
    Practice note

    Raising concerns and whistleblowing - archive version

    There are professional and regulatory obligations for individuals to raise concerns about their firm's actions in certain situations. This note describes how to foster an environment which encourages transparency and the reporting of concerns.

    14 August 2015
    Practice note

    Mortgage fraud

    This practice note highlights the warning signs of mortgage fraud. It highlights the latest criminal methodologies and outlines how you can protect yourself and your firm from being used to commit mortgage fraud.

    31 July 2014
    Practice note

    Use of investigatory powers

    This practice note seeks to clarify the position relating to the circumstances in which you must provide documents or attend an interview during an SRA investigation, and your rights therein.

    27 February 2012
    Practice note

    Bribery Act 2010

    This practice note explains the provisions of the act and provides information on the procedures that firms can put in place to prevent bribery being carried out on their behalf and to avail themselves of the statutory defence.

    7 June 2011
    Practice note

    Disclosure of tax avoidance schemes

    On 1 August 2004 statutory provisions came into effect requiring the disclosure of tax avoidance schemes (DOTAS) to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

    11 May 2011
    Practice note

    Articles of Association

    Practice information for solicitors whose clients include businesses incorporated as companies (public, private, or limited by guarantee) or who are themselves incorporated.

    9 July 2009
    Practice note
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