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HMCTS has recently announced six separate, but related, public consultations about the future of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service estate.
In October 2017 HM Treasury published the second National Risk Assessment (NRA) of money laundering and terrorist financing as significant threats to the UK’s economic security. What in practical terms does it mean for law firms?
We believe the proposed changes could increase uncertainty for the profession and erode vital client protections. We take the view that flexibility for solicitors should not come at the expense of clients.
On 27 September the SRA published two consultations as part of its 'Looking to the Future' work. The deadline for responses to both consultations is 20 December 2017.
We are seeking members' views on a discussion paper about the standard of proof applied by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
Solicitors should report frozen assets belonging to a designated person to HM Treasury.
The regulations, which come into force on 8 August, will extend to 'independent legal professionals' and other 'relevant businesses.'
On 23 February the SRA published a regulatory settlement agreement relating to fees paid to the National Centre for Domestic Violence.
Information for organisations on submitting CRM12s.
We conducted two surveys to understand how our members and consumers feel about the issues affected by the SRA Handbook proposals.
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A summary digest of key recent news and meetings relating to the SRA, LSB and LeO.
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