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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 outlines the regulatory and legal requirements that apply when a firm's client account has fallen victim to scammers.
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', which is now becoming to practice notes.
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.
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 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 gives advice on how to handle a client's matter in line with the UK Border Agency's new process for reviewing removal decisions.
This practice note explains how client confidentiality is affected by the failure to disclose offence provisions in the Terrorism Act 2000.
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.
This practice note sets out good practise in the event of an authorised deposit taking institution collapse.
PACE requires that police interviews with suspects are recorded. You must ensure that interviews with clients who require a sign language interpreter are video recorded. This practice provides advice on how to meet the requirement.
This practice note provides information on advising a client on plea in the absence of full disclosure.
This practice note is intended to help you avoid the risk of inadvertently committing or procuring the commission of a criminal offence.
Issues arise when you are considering either withdrawing from representing a defendant, or taking on a transferred case, close to or in the course of the trial. This practice note provides advice on managing the process.
Solicitors need to inform clients in criminal cases about the changes to the Defendants' Costs Orders regime.
This practice note sets out the new obligations and the ethical considerations solicitors should consider when conducting a case involving defence witnesses.
Unlike previous Help To Buy schemes, conveyancing solicitors will have a direct role in obtaining bonus funds from the government.
Our new practice note has advice for housing law and property practitioners representing landlords and tenants.
Our new practice note has important advice on the statutory defences available to asylum seekers who may be charged with document offences.
Approved certificate of title agreed between the Law Society and the Council of Mortgage Lenders to be used from 30 November 2015.
This practice note is designed to help everyone in your firm to work respectfully with transgender people.
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 covers the law underpinning the right to equal pay and suggests steps firms should take to address equal pay.
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 practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.
The Law Society has prepared potential remedies for criminal firms should they be unsuccessful in relation to all or part of their duty provider tender.
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