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Compulsory rules to publish reams of information about legal services may mislead clients rather than help them.
News that the SRA is set to push ahead with changes to the rules governing solicitors was greeted with dismay.
We answer some of the key questions around legal professional privilege.
If you're not a Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP), you might ask what a risk register is, and if you are a COLP, you should definitely have one.
Guidance published today reminds criminal legal aid solicitors of their obligations under the legal aid contract to undertake certain work.
One day in February, Graham Murphy found himself on a train next to two solicitors. As they opened their laptops and began to talk about the details of a £100m transaction, he pricked up his ears and began to think about what a fraudster or cybercriminal might make of all this. And then they went to the buffet…
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.
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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.
Contains policies, checklists and other instruments to help demonstrate due diligence.