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Law Society launches synopsis of super exam
Law Society launches synopsis of super examNovember 2, 2018Anticipating the fundamental changes about to take place in legal education, the Law Society has published an insight into the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) intended to replace the existing route to qualifying.Read More
IBA publishes cyber security guidelines
IBA publishes cyber security guidelinesOctober 25, 2018As part of their ongoing work on cyber security, the International Bar Association has published guidance, aimed mainly at small to medium-sized law firms, covering technology, organisational processes and staff training and providing, in addition, recommendations for law firms to follow.Read More
SRA publishes guidance on price transparency
SRA publishes guidance on price transparencyOctober 7, 2018SRA issues guidance on what price and service information firms must publish on their websites in readiness for the introduction of new price transparency requirements in December - including a limited number of templates and  tips on publishing user friendly price and service information for the public.Read More
Law Society calls for clearer rules for dealing with misconduct
Law Society calls for clearer rules for dealing with misconductOctober 5, 2018Law Society response to the SRA’s Reporting Concerns consultation calls for greater clarity in relation to the process for reporting misconduct that is appropriate for law firms of all sizes to ensure that serious cases are dealt with quickly.Read More
Court of Appeal ruling reasserts fundamental principle of client-lawyer confidentiality
Court of Appeal ruling reasserts fundamental principle of client-lawyer confidentialitySeptember 14, 2018The Law Society has reported that a landmark ruling from the Court of Appeal in the case of The Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd has helped to ensure that clients, seeking legal advice when they fear prosecution, will have their confidentiality protected. Read More
SRA says solicitors should check frozen asset list
SRA says solicitors should check frozen asset listSeptember 10, 2018SRA urges solicitors to check the HM Treasury frozen assets review to make sure they are not holding monies belonging to a client that is subject to financial sanctions, and if they are to make the appropriate report. Read More
SRA urges caution over new legal business partners
SRA urges caution over new legal business partnersSeptember 7, 2018Following recent reports that firms have been infiltrated by fraudsters seeking to steal from clients, the Solicitors Regulation Authority is urging solicitors to make sure that the credentials of people approaching their firm to offer business expansion are genuine. Read More
Law Society forecasts legal sector growth could halve if Britain crashes out of EU
Law Society forecasts legal sector growth could halve if Britain crashes out of EUAugust 24, 2018Law Society predicts that almost £3bn could be stripped from legal sector turnover by 2025 if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal and there is a significant risk over the longer term that less investment, less competition with non-UK firms, and less access to skilled staff from other EU countries.Read More
SRA Issues PPI Warning
SRA Issues PPI WarningJuly 9, 2018SRA reminds law firms that they must make sure they are acting in their client’s best interests, and charging appropriately, when handling claims for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI). Read More
Law Society Opposes Two-tier Regulation
Law Society Opposes Two-tier RegulationJune 18, 2018Plans by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to push ahead with rule changes that will create different tiers of regulation within the solicitor profession has met with criticism from the Law Society of England and Wales who have urged the Legal Services Board (LSB) to consider the best interests of the public first. Read More
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