We provide advice and support on regulatory processes and complaints, rules and ethics, professional indemnity insurance, and education and training.
We also represent the views of our members in our consultation responses to help shape the regulatory regime in England and Wales.
We have partnered with the government to remind practitioners of the positive impact that quality AML checks can have on tackling dirty money.
We consider the reasons why the 2018 National Crime Agency report on SARs shows a 12% decrease in submissions from the legal sector.
Regulation & compliance expert Tracey Calvert of Oakalls Consultancy explains the major changes that will be introduced. We are now on the countdown to the end of the SRA Handbook and the beginning of the era of the SRA Standards and Regulations.
We have responded to the Legal Ombudsman's consultation on its proposed business plan for 2019/20.
The Legal Ombudsman has made progress with its modernisation programme and should now strengthen measures to earn the trust and confidence of the public.
I acted for a client in a property manner and issued a final bill. However, my client became bankrupt before paying the bill. His trustee in bankruptcy has asked me to provide certain documents from the file. Can I exercise a lien over the client's papers?
We have responded to the Legal Services Board's consultation 'Proposed Internal Governance Rules'.
This practice note provides guidance on which parts of the file are owned by the client and which are owned by you.
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.
My firm's COLP has asked me to consent to being named as the firm's insurance mediation officer. What qualifications do I need for the role?
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