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Are there any rules or guidance about the handling of cheques that come in the post?

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Published on LexisPSL on 18/11/2019

The following Practice Compliance Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Are there any rules or guidance about the handling of cheques that come in the post?

The overarching objective of the SRA Accounts Rules 2019 is to keep client money safe.

Client money must be:

  1. paid into a client account promptly

  2. held in a client account, except when the rules provide to the contrary

You should have systems and procedures for:

  1. identifying client money, including cash, when received by the

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