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Bronwen Still emphasises wellbeing
Bronwen Still emphasises wellbeingJune 14, 2019Infolegal Director Bronwen Still, a key speaker at this month's Legal Futures Regulation and Compliance Conference, addressed what law firms should be doing to ensure that they have the policies and procedures in place to avoid problems with wellbeing issues such as stress, depression and bullying.Read More
Consultation on Practising Certificate Fees 2019-20
Consultation on Practising Certificate Fees 2019-20June 9, 2019Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority plan to cap practising certificate fees at their 2018/2019 level of £278 for the coming year.Read More
Compensation Fund contributions set to fall
Compensation Fund contributions set to fallJune 7, 2019Decline in the number, and complexity, of interventions allows SRA to announce fall in Compensation Fund contributions for 2019/20 to £60 for individuals and £1,150 for firms.Read More
SRA review raises anti-money laundering concerns
SRA review raises anti-money laundering concernsMay 8, 2019SRA review has revealed that a significant minority of law firms are not doing enough to prevent money laundering, with some falling seriously short and many not undertaking risk assessments.Read More
New CQS Management Standards Go Live
New CQS Management Standards Go LiveMay 2, 2019The revised requirements of The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) came into effect on 1st May and, in an effort to show that it is a genuine standard to which firms must adhere - as opposed to one to which lip-service only is given - will be backed up desk-based assessments and on-site visits by the Law Society.Read More
Freehold Management Enquiries (FME1) form introduced
Freehold Management Enquiries (FME1) form introducedMarch 29, 2019Law Society urges conveyancers to use new Freehold Management Enquiries (FME1) form to elicit information where a property being sold is a managed freehold requiring maintenance either through an estate rent charge or covenants set out in the title.Read More
Law Society Updates CQS
Law Society Updates CQSFebruary 17, 2019The Law Society has launched a new set of Core Practice Management Standards for their CQS, which will come into effect from 1 May. We take a look at what the fairly extensive changes are, how they are likely to affect your firm and what you need to do to comply. Read More
Video hearings pilot to take place
Video hearings pilot to take placeDecember 12, 2018HMCTS announces that it has obtained approval to begin small-scale testing of Video Hearings in Birmingham and Manchester.Read More
SRA plan for no deal Brexit
SRA plan for no deal BrexitDecember 12, 2018SRA launches public consultation on potential changes to rules regarding how non-UK solicitors will qualify in England and Wales in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Read More
SRA launches digital badge
SRA launches digital badgeDecember 7, 2018SRA releases details of the new digital badge that eventually all solicitor websites will need to carry and which is intended to address public concerns for better information on the protections from using a regulated law firm.Read More