Our advice supports members to navigate business challenges and the changing legal and regulatory landscape.
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 introduces the different levels of CDD and when these need to be carried out.
Guidance on a variety of HM Land Registry services.
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 will help you in recognising some of the most common warning signs of money laundering.
Guidance on the applications of the UK sanctions regime and relevant pieces of legislation.
Resources to help solicitors understand their legal and professional duties around financial crime.
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.
What is run-off cover and do you need it?
This practice note sets out guidance and information on entity-based regulation.
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.
Handling complaints well is essential for firms that want to stay competitive, and may protect your firm’s reputation and prevent future complaints.
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.
Preparing a will or lifetime gift for a client can be a sensitive area. Your firm should have safeguards in place to protect it from allegations of improper influence.
This three-part series looks at the MLR 2017 from the perspective of small firms and provides tips on effective compliance.
This part looks at what conducting customer due diligence entails and lists the more common warning signs that might indicate suspicious activity by a client.
Part two explores the practical requirements to implement policies, controls and procedures, provide training to 'relevant employees' and comply with record keeping obligations.
This toolkit is designed to give firms practical advice, tools and inspiration to improve D&I in their workforce.
Get help in identifying circumstances which may warrant a refusal to undertake legal aid work.
This practice note provides advice on good practice for legal practitioners who advise and represent clients at mental health tribunals.
This practice note is concerned with the use of confidentiality provisions that have been drafted as part of an agreement to end a workplace relationship.
This practice note sets out the duties and burdens affecting criminal solicitors arising from the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015.
This guidance clarifies when a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client’s will to an attorney or deputy when the client has lost mental capacity.
This practice note has information for practitioners on managing the professional risks involved in providing advice through a court duty scheme.
PACE requires that police interviews with suspects are recorded. You must ensure that interviews with clients who require a sign language interpreter are video recorded. This practice provides advice on how to meet the requirement.
This practice note advises practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.
This practice note provides information on advising a client on plea in the absence of full disclosure.
Issues arise when you are considering either withdrawing from representing a defendant, or taking on a transferred case, close to or in the course of the trial. This practice note provides advice on managing the process.
This practice note advises on an EU services directive that obliges solicitors to provide clients with information on their services over and above the SRA’s requirements.
This practice note is for criminal solicitors taking instructions and advising at police stations and at Magistrates' Courts where the virtual first hearing system is in use.
This practice note sets out the new obligations and the ethical considerations solicitors should consider when conducting a case involving defence witnesses.
This practice note concerns the particular way in which criminal defence solicitors need to consider the avoidance of conflicts of interest when considering whether it is appropriate to act for more than one suspect or defendant.
This practice note is intended to help you avoid the risk of inadvertently committing or procuring the commission of a criminal offence.
Advice on using social media to promote your business and the benefits and risks of using social media.
This practice note provides guidance to members of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) accreditation scheme in carrying out their duties.
This practice note advises on dealing with a client who intends to gift their assets.
This practice note explains how client confidentiality is affected by the failure to disclose offence provisions in the Terrorism Act 2000.
Solicitors who make distributions out of a deceased person's estate to a bankrupt beneficiary may be making the distribution to the wrong person.
Recommendations and best practice guidelines for solicitors acting as executors or advising personal representatives administering an estate which may be insolvent.
This practice note sets out guidance on identifying and managing situations where a conflict of interest arises.
This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements to consider when setting up your practice.
Our practice note has important advice on the statutory defences available to asylum seekers who may be charged with document offences.
This practice note details the requirements for giving clients sufficient information to make an informed decision about the appointment of an executor.
What you should do if a court appoints you to represent children in proceedings where there are delays in allocating a guardian.
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