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CMA Launches Review
CMA Launches ReviewSeptember 10, 2020CMA carrying out an assessment of the implementation and impact of the recommendations of its 2016 market study into the legal services sector in England and Wales and is now calling for inputs and responses from interested parties.Read More
IUA Warning to Solicitors
IUA Warning to SolicitorsSeptember 5, 2020International Underwriting Association of London issues warning to solicitors, in the form of an open letter, that professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover for them could become unsustainable if underwriters are not allowed to cancel policies where the premium is not paid.Read More
SRA Publishes Cybercrime Thematic Review
SRA Publishes Cybercrime Thematic ReviewSeptember 4, 2020The new Cybercrime Thematic Review from the Solicitors Regulation Authority has highlighted the need for law firms to remain extra vigilant over the threat posed by cybercriminals - especially when working remotely.Read More
SRA Investment Schemes Warning
SRA Investment Schemes WarningAugust 17, 2020SRA issue new warning notice to law firms as to the need to be vigilant when advising on investment schemes and publish their findings in a new investment scheme report.  Read More
SRA Guidance on Firm Closures
SRA Guidance on Firm ClosuresAugust 7, 2020SRA publishes guidance on firm closures giving details of its  approach and providing details of the support it can provide to firms experiencing financial or other difficulties that threaten their ability to continue trading.Read More
OLC Annual Report
OLC Annual ReportAugust 1, 2020The Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019/20 revealing, inter alia, that the time it took for investigations by the LeO to begin was too long.Read More
ICO Report and New Guidance
ICO Report and New GuidanceJuly 31, 2020Information Commissioner's Office publishes 2019-2020 Annual Report dealing with a range of topical issues including how facial recognition technology is used and how children are protected online. There is also new guidance on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection.Read More
Land Registry Accepts Electronic Signatures
Land Registry Accepts Electronic SignaturesJuly 29, 2020HM Land Registry accepts ‘witnessed electronic signatures’ - i.e. electronic signatures that enable an individual to sign legal documents, but which still require a witness who is present at the time to also sign the documents electronically.Read More
Consultation on Economic Crime Levy
Consultation on Economic Crime LevyJuly 23, 2020Following its announcement in the 2020 Budget, the Government has now published a consultation inviting views on the principles of an economic crime levy, and how it could operate in practice.Read More
SRA agrees SIF extension
SRA agrees SIF extensionJuly 2, 2020SRA announces that it is to extend by a year the use of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) to provide post six-year run-off cover for claims against firms which have closed without a successor practiceRead More