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We have published a summary of responses following our discussion paper on the standard of proof applied by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
I am the COLP for a medium sized firm. We regularly undertake file reviews of all fee earners', including partners’, files. These reviews can be time consuming. Is there any guidance available on the minimum number of files that we must review?
This practice note gives an overview of conflict of interests in the SRA's new Handbook. The information looks very different to that provided in the 2007 Code and, in line with outcomes-focused regulation, there is much less information and guidance.
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 administration.
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.
The Law Society has responded to the Legal Service Board’s consultation on reviewing its Internal Governance Rules (IGRs).
I have been asked to administer an oath to a document intended for use in court proceedings in a foreign country. Can I do this?
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?
The state must protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty without proper legal safeguards, the Law Society of England and Wales said following a stinging ruling in the Court of Protection.
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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