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This Practice Note considers when a solicitor will be on the court record as acting for a party and the consequences of being on the court record. It also addresses the...

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Client care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. The regulatory obligations that should be complied with are set out in Chapter 1 of the Solicitors...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) handbook sets out ten mandatory Principles which define the fundamental ethical and professional standards expected of all...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 4 May 2016. Its provisions became...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) contains a set of core data protection principles that controllers must comply with. These are...

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An electronic signature is the electronic equivalent of a handwritten signature and links a person to the contents of an electronic document. This Practice Note...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly raises the bar on what constitutes consent and in relation to obtaining, managing and recording consent. This...

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Historically, many commercial organisations relied on consent as the main lawful ground for processing personal data. This is because the pre-General Data Protection...

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The pre-application requirement for attendance at a mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM) is set out in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...

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Notices and restrictions may be used to afford some limited protection of an asset comprising land or property, which comprises registered land, in respect of which an...

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During the course of a marriage or civil partnership where one spouse or civil partner is entitled to occupy a property by virtue of a beneficial estate, interest,...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) became directly applicable and fully enforceable in EU Member States on 25 May 2018. The main...

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Severance is the process by which a joint tenancy is converted into a tenancy in common. It is a matter of evidence whether severance has occurred. There are limitations:...

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File note A file note (also known as an attendance note) should be prepared immediately after the first interview, and after every client meeting/conversation thereafter,...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts...

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After four years of negotiation, amendments and drafting Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of...

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From 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and Regulations 2019 are in force, replacing the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct 2011. Family...

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