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1DefinitionsModern Slavery Policy•means the Customer's anti-slavery and human trafficking policy as set out in Schedule [insert] as updated by the...
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Duties of confidentiality and disclosure 2019The protection of confidential information is a fundamental feature of the solicitor-client relationship...
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1IntroductionThis financial sanctions policy is designed to ensure we comply with applicable financial sanctions laws made under the UK sanctions...
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Records retention schedule1Introduction1.1This Record retention schedule accompanies and is incorporated into [insert organisation’s name]’s Records...
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6th Jun
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Is a client entitled to see a copy of their client account ledger and/or and any payments made from office account?From an accounts rules perspective,...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Charlton of ILFM 5th Jun
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Do I have to use the matter closure letter to tell the client about my file destruction arrangements?Closing a client matter properly is a basic...
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5th Jun
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Who owns the matter file?Matter files typically contain a range of papers, including electronic information which can be held electronically and/or...
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5th Jun
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Can I charge a client for retrieving and or returning their file?This Q&A deals with the common question: can I charge a client for retrieving and/or...
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5th Jun
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Is it necessary to keep both electronic copies and paper copies of emails and documents in a client matter?You are required to retain matter files...
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5th Jun
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Client satisfaction surveyYour opinions are very important to us in order to help us continually improve the service we provide.We would be grateful...
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5th Jun
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Client care 2019—law firmsThis Practice Note reflects requirements in the SRA 2019 regime, effective from 25 November 2019. See Practice Note: Client...
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5th Jun
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Client care—SRA 2011 regime and SRA 2019 regime compared This Practice Note contrasts the requirements in the SRA’s 2011 and 2019 regimes as well as...
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Duties of confidentiality and disclosure 2019The protection of confidential information is a fundamental feature of the solicitor-client relationship...
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Duties of confidentiality and disclosure—SRA 2011 regime and SRA 2019 regime comparedThis Practice Note contrasts the requirements in the Solicitors...
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Matter closure formClient/matter reference number[Insert client/matter reference number]Client/matter name[Insert client/matter name]Date matter...
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5th Jun
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Closing a client matterClosing a client matter properly is a basic client care, risk management and housekeeping requirement. There are also...
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5th Jun
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Concluding risk assessment or reviewFiles are to be reviewed as soon after the end of the matter as possible. This should be no more than [insert...
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5th Jun
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Letter reporting to client on outcome of matterDear [Name]Re: [matter reference and description]We have now completed the legal services for which we...
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5th Jun
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Client property storage logPlease click for an Excel version of this log.Client/matter reference numberClient/matter nameProperty type (eg original...
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5th Jun
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File or matter closure workflowNotesNote 1— see Precedent: Matter closure letter.Note 2— see Precedent: Final client bill wording.Note 3— see...
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5th Jun
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Receipt of documents—client acknowledgmentAcknowledgment of receiptI hereby acknowledge the receipt of the following documents from [name of firm]:...
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Final client bill wordingFront page of bill[insert client name and address]Invoice number: [insert number]Invoice date: [insert date]VAT number:...
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