We provide advice and support on regulatory processes and complaints, rules and ethics, professional indemnity insurance, and education and training. We also represent the views of our members in our consultation responses to help shape the regulatory regime in England and Wales.
In a recent survey of IT decision makers 25 per cent of respondents had cancelled preparations for the GDPR and 44 per cent thought GDPR won’t apply to UK businesses after the UK has left the EU. Anna Drozd explains why law firms need to comply.
We have responded to the FCA's consultation on changes to the requirements in disclosure guidance and transparency rules.
On 23 February the SRA published a regulatory settlement agreement relating to fees paid to the National Centre for Domestic Violence.
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.
Simplification of how solicitors and law firms can be exempted from regulations is welcome but SRA proposals may put consumer protection at risk.
We have responded to the SRA's consultation on a new approach to waivers and developing the SRA Innovation Space.
Anyone dealing with sensitive information could face this nightmare scenario.
The Law Society has responded to the SRA's publication on solicitors' PII.
This practice note clarifies when a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client’s will where the client has lost mental capacity.
The Law Society has published a new practice note on Legal Professional Privilege.
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Our Regulatory Affairs Board advises on our Council and oversees the implementation of policy for the promotion of solicitors' interests in all regulatory matters.
A summary digest of key recent news and meetings relating to the SRA, LSB and LeO.
Understand the latest changes and obligations. Updated to Version 18 (1 November 2016).