Our advice supports members to navigate business challenges and the changing legal and regulatory landscape.
We've compiled issues and possible solutions to consider if you’re renewing your firm’s PII during the coronavirus pandemic.
We've developed these templates with standard text which practitioners can adopt or adapt for use when instructing experts in family proceedings.
This guide outlines some of the basic preparation steps for solicitor advocates to cover before bringing a case to court.
We’ve created the following templates to help you draft documents used in care proceedings.
Resources, virtual events and podcasts to support our members during the coronavirus crisis.
We're keeping the coronavirus situation under review and will provide regularly updated advice and sources of information for our members.
This guidance is intended to assist investigators and prosecutors in deciding whether suspects should be interviewed as part of a police investigation during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Family Procedure Rules Committee has published forms relating to adoption, declarations of parentage, enforcement and protective orders.
In 2014, the president of the Family Court issued the following public law prescribed orders.
The following guidance is for using the variation agreement in line with advice on COVID-19.
This guidance has to be read within the context of government directions on home moving and includes a section of advice specific to conveyancers.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is changing rapidly as well as the government’s advice. We’re monitoring the situation and listening to your concerns.
We've had many questions from our members about the possible impacts of COVID-19 on conveyancing transactions.
Details of the Law Society interest rate as referred to in the Standard Conditions of Sale.
Article 9.2 of the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive empowers the European Commission to identify 'high risk third countries'
This guidance explains how paragraphs 1.1 to 1.4 of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFLs apply to local authority Children Act meetings.
The draft guidance is designed to assist those advising non-UK domiciled clients on the important tax changes introduced by the Finance (No.2) Act 2017.
We are recommending that providers of training contracts should pay their trainees £22,541 in London and £19,992 outside London.
This guide explains some of the forms of alternative dispute resolution you should discuss with your clients before family court proceedings.
The UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement came into effect on 31 January 2020. Part II of the agreement contains the provisions on citizens’ rights.
The UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement provides for automatic recognition in UK law of existing EU IP rights and other IP-related protections.
This page explains how the transition period in the UK-EU relationship from 1 February will affect various areas of law.
The SIF will close on 30 September 2020 so it’s important to look at other options as soon as possible.
TA forms are used in business and residential property sales
This guidance is for law firms that frequently make decisions about whether items may be treated as disbursements for VAT purposes.
This practice note provides general information in relation to flood searches and other means of investigation.
This practice note is for all solicitors involved in property transactions.
From 1 July 2020, the International Tax Enforcement (Disclosable Arrangements) Regulations 2020 will require intermediaries involved in designing and promoting certain cross-border arrangements to report to HMRC.
Our guidance on the corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion has been revised with HMRC and approved by the chancellor.
This practice note aims to provide practical assistance on how to manage responding to a financial crime investigation and provides a short overview of the main powers available to law enforcement.
The approved certificate of title is given to the lender by the conveyancing solicitor to confirm statements about the property.
After making a suspicious activity report, you'll need to consider if and how you should change the way you interact with your client.
This guide will help you in recognising some of the most common warning signs of money laundering.
This guide will help you with your requirements to carry out written risk assessment to identify and assess the risk of money laundering your firm faces.
This guide introduces the different levels of CDD and when these need to be carried out.
Guidance on a variety of HM Land Registry services.
Resources to help solicitors understand their legal and professional duties around financial crime.
Guidance on the applications of the UK sanctions regime and relevant pieces of legislation.
What is run-off cover and do you need it?
This practice note highlights some of the risks associated with house competitions in relation to illegal lotteries, fraud and money laundering.
This practice note highlights the warning signs of mortgage fraud and outlines how you can protect yourself and your firm from being used to commit fraud.
Handling complaints well is essential for firms that want to stay competitive, and may protect your firm’s reputation and prevent future complaints.
This practice note gives advice on how to handle a client's matter in line with the UK Border Agency's new process for reviewing removal decisions.
This practice note sets out guidance and information on entity-based regulation.
Our guidance can help you meet the requirements for mandatory gender pay gap reporting.
This practice note sets out the Law Society's advice on good practice for the steps you should take if a will you have prepared is disputed.
An overview of the key issues firms need to be aware of
Advice on identifying and working with politically exposed persons.
This guide is for legal professionals around the world. It highlights ethical and professional concerns about money laundering and will help you comply with international legal obligations.
This guide explains how to report suspicious activity to the National Crime Agency.
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