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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.
The Law Society has developed a briefing for members to provide more detailed information about the changes that follow the SRA's Looking to the Future: Better information, more choice consultation.
The Law Society has published FAQs providing useful information to solicitors for moving across and complying with the new SRA scheme for continuing competence.
I acted for the seller in a conveyancing matter where the buyer was unrepresented. I have just received a letter of complaint from the buyer who wants my firm to pay him compensation for the delayed completion. What should I do?
From 10 July, firms cannot charge fees of more than 20 per cent of the amount recovered for handling claims for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI).
I am a newly appointed compliance officer for a small firm. Are there any insurance products covering personal liability for compliance officers for legal practice (COLPs) and compliance officers for finance and administration (COFAs)?
News the SRA wants to push ahead with rule changes that will create different tiers of regulation within the solicitor profession has prompted the Law Society to urge the LSB to put the best interests of the public first.
Cutting back mandatory professional indemnity insurance (PII) for solicitors would be bad for partners, law firm employees and clients alike, the Law Society said in response to proposals to a SRA consultation.
This consultation response outlines the Law Society's evaluation of the SRA's PII proposals against the regulatory objectives.
This practice note explains the information that you must include in order to comply with the Code of Conduct 2011 requirements, and the steps that you should take to facilitate this.
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A summary digest of key recent news and meetings relating to the SRA, LSB and LeO.
Explore today's compliance issues including pricing transparency and more at our 2018 Risk and Compliance autumn conference taking place in Leeds Thursday 13 September