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This practice note outlines the regulatory and legal requirements that apply when a firm's client account has fallen victim to scammers.
This practice note details how firms can act if their participating insurer becomes insolvent.
Our new guide on business and human rights is a useful resource for legal practitioners
Our toolkit provides information and resources to help you inform clients on price and service transparency.
This practice note is intended to help solicitors comply with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by providing practical advice and highlighting examples of good practice.
The Law Society has published FAQs providing useful information to solicitors for moving across and complying with the new SRA scheme for continuing competence.
This practice note aims to provide information for practitioners on managing the professional risks involved in providing advice through a court duty scheme.
The Law Society is recommending that providers of training contracts should pay their trainees £20,276 in London and £18,183 outside of London.
This practice note outlines the main provisions of the relevant conventions and protocols and highlights the duty to enquire and, if necessary, investigate further, any credible claim that an individual has been a victim of trafficking.
This practice note advises on a new EU services directive that obliges solicitors to provide clients with information on their services over and above the requirements set out in the SRA Handbook.
Practice note on managing SRA requirements for measuring levels of diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce.
This practice note provides examples of how you can communicate all of the information required to your clients in a clear and effective manner.
Having your training contract terminated is a difficult situation to be in and you need to know what to do next.
The Law Society's guidance has been sought on the application to local authority Children Act meetings of Outcome 11.01 and Indicative Behaviour 11.4 in the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct 2011.
Details of the Law Society interest rate as referred to in the Standard Conditions of Sale.
This note will help owners of firms to familiarise themselves with some of the key concepts related to reorganisation.
This practice note has been developed to help parties (and their legal advisers) who wish to execute commercial contracts using an electronic signature.
This practice note has advice on the PII requirements in the current market, how you should apply and how much cover is required.
This practice note is relevant to any solicitor involved in the administration of estates.
This note summarises what a trust corporation is, the requirements for its creation and a number of other matters.
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 comp...
This practice note provides information about the different powers of attorney that can be used when dealing with a banking institution, to avoid difficulties in evidencing your authority to act on behalf of a donor.
On 1 April 2014 consumer credit activity became a mainstream financial services activity regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Both the group licensing regime and standard consumer credit licences were abolished.
This calculator is designed to assist solicitors to work out an indicative figure that should be saved each year as part of their retirement planning to prepare for the likely cost of run-off cover under their minimum terms and conditions (...
This practice note looks at the risks for firms and their duties to clients that arise from delivering legal services electronically and online.
This practice note assists solicitors in advising clients regarding lasting powers of attorney.
This practice note provides advice on good practice for legal practitioners who advise and represent clients at mental health tribunals.
The Legal Services Act 2007 requires that a head of legal practice and head of finance and administration are appointed in each ABS. The roles are termed compliance officer for legal practice and compliance officer for finance and administr...
This practice note outlines the environmental liabilities that may arise when dealing with property transactions that involve contaminated land.
This practice note is for criminal solicitors taking instructions and advising at police stations and at Magistrates' Courts where the virtual first hearing system is in use.
This practice note explains the procedure behind offering unbundled - partial retainer - legal services to clients, and offers advice for avoiding some of the risks involved.
This practice note is based on a former practice note called 'Raising concerns and whistleblowing'.
This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements for solicitors to consider when closing down your practice.
This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements to consider when setting up your practice.
The purpose of this practice note is to alert you to the new guidance in relation to the CPRs and its implications for practice.
This practice note aims to assist firms to address the issues that arise when a solicitor, who has held fiduciary roles, retires or departs from a practice.
This practice note sets out good practice for managing file closure at the termination of a matter and the need to manage risks inherent in the mismanagement of file administration.
This practice note sets out the duties and burdens affecting criminal solicitors arising from the Criminal Procedure Rules 2013 (CPR).
This guidance represents the Law Society's view of good practice for employers who provide work experience to those seeking experience of a legal career.
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.
Around 5.2m (one-sixth) of properties in England are at risk of flooding. This practice note advises on flood searches and other means of investigation.
In this toolkit 'fair recruitment' of trainee solicitors refers to eliminating the barriers people face in employment due to their social background.
This practice note aims to clarify the position relating to the management of unclaimed client funds, and provides an overview of the requirements imposed upon firms under the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 (SAR).
This practice note concerns the particular way in which criminal defence solicitors need to consider the avoidance of conflicts of interest when considering whether it is appropriate to act for more than one suspect or defendant.
This practice note explains how client confidentiality is affected by the failure to disclose offence provisions in the Terrorism Act 2000.
This practice note gives advice on how to handle a client's matter in line with the UK Border Agency's new process for reviewing removal decisions.
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 concer...
The Law Society has updated its advice for firms on compliance with UK regulations which transpose the EU ADR Directive.
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