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Law Society wants justice to be at heart of government
Law Society wants justice to be at heart of governmentNovember 19, 2019Law Society publishes its 2019 Manifesto in which it throws down the gauntlet to political parties campaigning towards the next election and challenges them to put the rule of law and access to justice at the heart of their plans for government.Read More
AML warning notice updated
AML warning notice updatedNovember 12, 2019SRA issues an updated "Compliance with the money laundering regulations - firm risk assessment" warning notice and announces plans to check 7,000 firms for AML compliance.Read More
Law Society welcomes RUI review
Law Society welcomes RUI reviewNovember 9, 2019Law Society welcomes announcement that the controversial practice of releasing suspects under investigation (RUI) - an open-ended arrangement which lacks the conditions, balances and checks afforded by bail - is to be reviewedRead More
BSB updates its regulatory decision-making
BSB updates its regulatory decision-makingOctober 24, 2019BSB publishes new edition of its Handbook designed to modernise the way in which it undertakes its regulatory decision-making and reflect a new and more efficient Regulatory Operations regime designed to streamline and improve the way in which the BSB assesses and handles reports about those whom it regulates.Read More
Helping clients with a disability
Helping clients with a disabilityOctober 17, 2019SRA/YouGov research finds that many solicitors are not making reasonable adjustments for those with a disability and that early identification of needs, and the resulting adjustments that were required to be made, was vital if those with disabilities were to access legal services in an effective manner. Read More
CLC says licensed conveyancers positive about the future
CLC says licensed conveyancers positive about the futureOctober 1, 2019CLC publishes results of its 2019 Annual Regulatory Return showing high levels of business confidence amongst those whom it regulates with almost a half of CLC regulated practices expecting their work volumes to rise over the next 12 months.Read More
Preparing for the new Standards and Regulations
Preparing for the new Standards and RegulationsSeptember 20, 2019As the date for implementation of the new Standards and Regulations draws ever closer, firms who have not yet done so need to give urgent thought to updating their manuals, processes and internal information.  A subscription to the Infolegal Compliance Hub could be just the solution you have been looking for.Read More
Unlocking justice with technology
Unlocking justice with technologySeptember 20, 2019A new report published by the Law Society of England and Wales puts forward the view that technology could be a means to unlocking justice for everyone and with the right support from government, could be the kind of innovative solution to unlock justice for those with legal needs but not the means.Read More
SRA advocacy proposals
SRA advocacy proposalsAugust 28, 2019SRA publishes consultation on its proposals for ensuring high standards of advocacy from solicitors and seeking views as to proposed changes to the assessment of solicitor advocates and qualifying requirements for undertaking advocacy in more serious youth court cases.  Read More
New Compliance Guides from Infolegal
New Compliance Guides from InfolegalAugust 20, 2019Infolegal publishes three new professional regulatory compliance guides covering the forthcoming SRA Standards and Regulations, Data Protection and GDPR and Cybersecurity.Read More