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Stuart Clark, associate solicitor at The International Family Law Group LLP, discusses the specialisation in the Financial Remedy Court with a proposed new form A.
The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the Money Laundering Regulations), which came into effect on 26 June 2017, have posed a challenge for firms of all sizes.
This article explores what conducting customer due diligence (CDD) entails, and lists a few 'red flags' that might indicate suspicious activity by a client.
This article explores the practical requirements to implement policies, controls and procedures, to provide training to 'relevant employees' and to comply with record keeping legislation.
The Law Society of England and Wales is introducing guidance for employers regarding notice periods for the retention of trainee solicitors.
Implementing good practice and effective case management in the conduct of an immigration appeal is crucial to achieving the best possible outcome for your client.
The Law Society has updated its advice for firms on compliance with UK regulations which transpose the EU ADR Directive.
This practice note is intended to provide practical guidance to members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) accreditation scheme in carrying out their duties to clients and to the CoP.
Details of the Law Society interest rate as referred to in the Standard Conditions of Sale.
Guidance for solicitors on the corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion in the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
Publishing clear, concise information about your prices will help potential clients make informed decisions but there are some things you need to consider.
This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements for solicitors to consider when closing down your practice.
Initial interviews are a good opportunity to understand what your client wants and to agree the terms and conditions for providing your services.
The compensation fund is funded by contributions from individuals and firms regulated by the SRA. We answer some of the key questions about the fund, including what it covers and who can claim from it.
HM Land Registry recommend users of their online services via the HM Land Registry portal, access them through one of the browsers they support.
Professional indemnity insurance (PII) covers civil liability claims - usually professional negligence - in private legal practice. We answer some of the most common questions around PII, including who needs it and how much cover you need.
We highlight some of the key questions regarding our price and service transparency toolkit which helps clients to make informed decisions about legal services that best meet their needs.
A brief overview of the key issues to be aware of and the changes to implement to comply with the regulations.
The briefing sets out a broad summary of the SQE for members and describes key points in the SRA's latest consultation.
Get help in identifying circumstances which may warrant a refusal to undertake legal aid work.
What you should do if a court appoints you to represent children in proceedings where there are delays in allocating a guardian.
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 advises on dealing with a client who intends to gift their assets.
This practice note provides guidance on which parts of the file are owned by the client and which are owned by the solicitor. This information is subject to there being no different contractual arrangement with the client.
This practice note sets out good practise in the event of an authorised deposit taking institution collapse.
This practice note clarifies when a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client’s will where the client has lost mental capacity.
This practice note clarifies the status of LPP, explores recent concerns about how the right has been asserted, summarises practitioners’ duties and clarifies the main principles of LPP.
This practice note provides advice on meeting the requirements for providing clients with sufficient information to make an informed decision about the appointment of an executor.
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.
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.
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