Our advice supports members to navigate business challenges and the changing legal and regulatory landscape.
The Law Society and Resolution have jointly produced new guidance on the preparation of draft proposals and terms following a successful outcome from mediation.
The Solicitors Regulations Authority (SRA) Standards and Regulations replace the SRA Handbook from 25 November 2019. Read our guide to the changes and access resources here.
This practice note clarifies the status of LPP, explores recent concerns about how the right has been asserted, and summarises practitioners’ duties.
Our Q&A highlights areas of complexity within the regime which are not covered by the PSC Register primary and secondary legislation or guidance.
Why you need PII and how to get it.
Information about extending your PII policy.
Guidance for in-house solicitors on PII.
We've published guidance for solicitors that looks at the main UK immigration law implications of the UK’s exit from the EU in the event of no deal.
Mortgage fraud happens when criminals defraud banks or private lenders out of funds through the mortgage process.
We explain when the Legal Ombudsman can accept complaints from prospective clients and the steps you should take to deal with them.
The freedom for lawyers qualified in foreign jurisdictions to provide legal services in the UK will not change after the UK exits the EU.
Our leaflet provides 10 steps to support law firms in preparing for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
Solicitors have responsibilities around equality and diversity under the Equality Act 2010 as individuals, employers and service providers.
The compensation fund provides compensation to people who are owed money by a regulated law firm.
This guide for solicitors who deliver civil legal aid services explains when ECF may be available and how to apply.
The Code for Completion by Post is a process to follow when a property transfer does not take place in person.
Our guidance for employers covers best practice for safeguarding and promoting the resilience and wellbeing of employees in the workplace.
This guidance is for law firms that frequently make decisions about whether items may be treated as disbursements for VAT purposes.
The latest on the University College London (UCL) review of the legal services regulation.
Business development activities grow your firm and help it stay competitive.
Our introductory guide to lawtech can help you to consider the merits of technology in your professional practice.
If you do not already have an agreement with your client about who owns documents, this guidance can help.
Your firm should have a system for managing files, including digital files. All your staff should be aware of this system.
Signings are increasingly carried out electronically. However, in some cases you should use wet ink signatures.
Overview of requirements under the SRA Code and SRA Accounts Rules for keeping client money safe.
Land transaction tax is paid to the Welsh Revenue Authority by the buyer on purchases of freehold or leasehold buildings or land in Wales.
This guide explains the factors you should take into account when identifying a deprivation of liberty in a supported living setting.
This guide explains what to take into account when identifying a deprivation of liberty in a foster care arrangement, residential home or special school.
This guide explains the factors you should take into account when identifying a deprivation of liberty in a hospital setting.
This guide explains the factors you should take into account when identifying a deprivation of liberty in a psychiatric setting.
This guide explains the factors you should take into account when identifying a deprivation of liberty in a care home setting.
This guide explains the factors you should take into account when identifying a deprivation of liberty in a home environment.
The deprivation of liberty safeguards protect people who do not have the mental capacity to consent to treatment.
CON29 forms are used in residential conveyancing to request information from the local authority.
Guidance for solicitors on the data protection regime in the UK.
This guide is for all practitioners who may come into contact with victims of modern slavery.
How to lodge an appeal with the Court of Criminal Appeal Division.
This practice note focuses on the freelance solicitors’ model. This way of working is a new practice pathway that did not previously exist for solicitors.
This practice note offers support to solicitors who deliver, or are considering delivering, non-reserved legal services to the public.
Money laundering through property is a major problem, especially in London. Read about your duties and steps you can take to tackle it.
Legal professional privilege (LPP) protects certain confidential communications from disclosure without your client’s permission, even in court.
Property fraud is on the rise and fraud methods change all the time. Our guide explains what you should look out for.
This guide highlights the changes to VAT and its impact on goods and services should the UK leave the EU without an agreement.
Whether you are making your first suspicious activity report (SAR) or your 100th, providing the correct information will ensure that it is processed quickly and can be used most effectively.
This guide highlights the changes to criminal justice and security mechanisms should the UK leave the EU without an agreement.
This guide highlights the changes in civil and commercial cooperation should the UK leave the EU without an agreement.
This guide highlights the changes to the provision of legal services in the EU should the UK exit the EU without reaching an agreement.
This guide highlights the implications of lawful transfers of EU personal data in the UK should the UK leave the EU without reaching an agreement.
This guide highlights the changes in consumer law that will occur should the UK leave the EU without having reached an agreement.
Information on bidding for a contract to offer legal aid services from the Legal Aid Agency.
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