Our advice supports members to navigate business challenges and the changing legal and regulatory landscape.
Guide to potential conflict of interests in acting for the buyer and seller or the borrower and lender in conveyancing.
This guide gives an overview of the main regulation and compliance issues that solicitors working in property will need to be aware of.
The SRA's Transparency Rules came into force on 6 December 2018. We explain what this means for solicitors and what we're doing for our members.
This guide will give you an overview of price and service transparency. You should read it alongside our practice note.
Our conveyancing protocol is a set of steps to follow when acting in residential transactions of freehold and leasehold property.
The number of people illegally trafficked to the UK has risen in recent years. You may encounter victims of trafficking in the criminal justice system.
We have updated the Code for Completion to clarify the position following the Court of Appeal ruling in Dreamvar.
Forms used in residential conveyancing and details of suppliers.
The UK's departure from the EU has been postponed to 31 October 2019. Our advice summarises what this means for UK solicitors.
The FME1 form can be used when acting for a client who is selling or buying a freehold that shares services with other houses.
We have updated our joint note with Resolution on practical recommendations for family law solicitors in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The draft guidance is designed to assist those advising non-UK domiciled clients on the important tax changes introduced by the Finance (No.2) Act 2017.
Unmarried couples may benefit from a cohabitation agreement to protect their rights. This guide looks at what these agreements can cover and issues to consider.
This guide highlights the changes in consumer law that will occur should the UK leave the EU without having reached an agreement.
Article 9.2 of the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive empowers the European Commission to identify 'high risk third countries'
This guide highlights the changes to criminal justice and security mechanisms should the UK leave the EU without an agreement.
This guidance explains the role of the Law Society and other organisations in the reporting of money laundering.
We have prepared an informative and case summary following the Court of Appeal's judgment in Dreamvar.
This guide highlights the changes to intellectual property law should the UK leave the EU without having reached an agreement.
This guide highlights the changes to VAT and its impact on goods and services should the UK leave the EU without an agreement.
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.
We are recommending that providers of training contracts should pay their trainees £22,121 in London and £19,619 outside London.
This guide highlights the changes in civil and commercial cooperation should the UK leave the EU without an agreement.
This practice note provides guidance on which parts of the file are owned by the client and which are owned by you.
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.
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.
All employers have a duty of care to protect staff from unlawful discrimination in whatever form it may take.
There should be zero tolerance of workplace bullying and harassment in all its forms.
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.
Updated version of the consent form to be used for the release of health records under the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.
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 changes to practising in family law should the UK leave the EU without having reached 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.
The Law Society has produced guidance that provides recommendations to firms on how to fulfil gender pay gap reporting requirements.
This practice note has advice on the PII requirements in the current market, how you should apply and how much cover is required.
This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements for solicitors to consider when closing down your practice.
This practice note details how firms can act if their participating insurer becomes insolvent.
This practice note describes the new SRA Transparency Rules and offers support to solicitors in deciding how to comply with the new Rules.
The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 came into force in June 2014 and apply to a wide range of solicitor-client contracts.
Information about the series of events HMCTS is hosting to support the changes brought in by the HMCTS court reform programme.
This practice note seeks to clarify the position relating to the circumstances in which you must provide documents or attend an interview during an SRA investigation, and your rights therein.
This practice note explains the provisions of the act and provides information on the procedures that firms can put in place to prevent bribery being carried out on their behalf and to avail themselves of the statutory defence.
This practice note advises on dealing with a client who intends to gift their assets.
Disputes about trusts can arise years after they are drawn up. It is essential that solicitors know who owns the original documents and papers on file.
This practice note aims to assist firms to address the issues that arise when a solicitor, who has held fiduciary roles, retires or departs from a practice.
Firms carrying on insurance distribution activities will need to change the way they work to adapt to the Insurance Distribution Directive.
This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements to consider when setting up your practice.
Advice on responding to law enforcement agencies seeking access to client files to investigate financial crime.
This practice note includes detailed advice on the regulatory and SRA Handbook requirements that apply to in-house practice.
This practice note clarifies the status of LPP, explores recent concerns about how the right has been asserted, summarises practitioners’ duties and clarifies the main principles of LPP.
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