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SRA Consults on a Workplace Culture Rule
SRA Consults on a Workplace Culture RuleMarch 10, 2022Solicitors Regulation Authority launches a consultation on proposed changes to its rules that would reinforce its powers to deal with risks to clients and the public when these stem from a poor work culture in law firms and to clarify its approach to situations where a solicitor’s health affect his or her ability to practiseRead More
Law Society and LSCP Oppose SIF Closure
Law Society and LSCP Oppose SIF ClosureFebruary 17, 2022The Law Society and the Legal Services Consumer Panel have joined together in opposing Solicitors Regulation Authority plans to weaken consumer protection by closing the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) with nothing to replace it.Read More
Access to Legal Services
Access to Legal ServicesFebruary 11, 2022SRA commissions new research designed to take a wide-ranging look into what gaps in legal services provision may exist across England and Wales, and what impact this might have on different groups of consumersRead More
Increased Scams Warning from UK Finance
Increased Scams Warning from UK FinanceFebruary 2, 2022UK Finance’s Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign is warning small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK to be alert for scams targeting businesses, especially those with people working from home.Read More
Mandatory cyber insurance
Mandatory cyber insuranceJanuary 19, 2022CLC consults on possible changes to its professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover for conveyancers and probate lawyers which could include a proposal that stand-alone cyber insurance should be made to be mandatoryRead More
Government Cryptoasset Plans
Government Cryptoasset PlansJanuary 19, 2022Government publishes details of its plans to strengthen the rules on crypto asset advertisements and to protect consumers from misleading claims making them subject to FCA rules in line with other financial promotions such as stocks, shares, and insurance products.Read More
New Blockchain Guidance
New Blockchain GuidanceJanuary 12, 2022The Law Society has published a second edition of its blockchain report.  Produced in association with Tech London Advocates (TLA) Legal and Regulatory Group, the report covers a range of key issues of which legal practitioners need to be aware when advising on distributed ledger technology (DLT) related matters.Read More
Move Towards Scottish ABSs
Move Towards Scottish ABSsDecember 24, 2021Scottish Government announces that the Law Society of Scotland has been authorised as a regulator of Licensed Legal Services Providers in Scotland.Read More
SRA Standards and Regulations Review
SRA Standards and Regulations ReviewDecember 16, 2021SRA publish review of the Standards and Regulations revealing that a majority are apparently positive about the "new" codes of conduct and rules, with increasing numbers taking advantage of opportunities to work in new ways and deliver their services more flexibly.Read More
SRA Consults on Options for Post Six-Year Run-Off Cover
SRA Consults on Options for Post Six-Year Run-Off CoverDecember 2, 2021SRA invites views on options for the future of post six-year run-off insurance cover and the Solicitors Indemnity Fund.  Read More