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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.
In this article, we expand on the advice provided in our practice note to give examples from different areas of law subject to the SRA Transparency Rules.
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 in civil and commercial cooperation should the UK leave the EU on 29 March 2019 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 changes to practising in family law should the UK leave the EU on 29 March 2019 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.
The Law Society has produced this guide to help those conducting pro bono work understand when their clients may be entitled to legal aid.
The draft guidance is designed to assist those advising non-UK domiciled clients on the important tax changes introduced by the Finance (No.2) Act 2017.
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.
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 briefing is designed to provide Law Society members with information about the changes and help them consider the implications for their practises.
From 1 October 2018 notice and grounds of appeal relating to appeals against conviction and sentence must be lodged directly with the Criminal Appeal Office.
A Suspicious Activity Report is a disclosure made to the National Crime Agency under Part VII of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 or Part III of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Details of the Law Society interest rate as referred to in the Standard Conditions of Sale.
This practice note sets out good practice for managing file closure at the termination of a matter and the need to manage risks inherent in the mismanagement of file administration.
This practice note details the requirements for giving clients sufficient information to make an informed decision about the appointment of an executor.
This practice note sets out good practise in the event of an authorised deposit taking institution collapse.
The Law Society has produced a detailed briefing for members about the changes that follow the SRA's 'Looking to the Future' consultation.
Article 9.2 of the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive empowers the European Commission to identify 'high risk third countries'
The Law Society has published FAQs providing useful information to solicitors for moving across and complying with the new SRA scheme for continuing competence.
The EU has amended DAC6 to require intermediaries to report certain cross-border arrangements to tax authorities of EU member states.
This practice note highlights some of the risks associated with house competitions in relation to illegal lotteries, fraud and money laundering.
We have prepared an interim informative and case summary following the Court of Appeal's judgment in Dreamvar.
Advice on using social media to promote your business and the benefits and risks of using social media.
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 practice note explains the information that you must include in order to comply with the Code of Conduct 2011 requirements, and the steps that you should take to facilitate this.
These notes have been prompted by a paper produced by the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
This practice note provides examples of how you can communicate all of the information required to your clients in a clear and effective manner.
This practice note assists solicitors in advising clients regarding lasting powers of attorney.
This practice note explores the regulatory impediments to in-house solicitors providing pro bono services to the public.
This practice note provides details on alternative business structures.
The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol sets out the Society's preferred practice in residential conveyancing transactions of freehold and leasehold property
This practice note provides guidance on which parts of the file are owned by the client and which are owned by the solicitor.
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