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AML and counter-terrorist financing—source of funds and source of wealthSource of funds and wealth was a key focus of the SRA’s Preventing Money...
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19th May
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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19th May
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Compliance officer for legal practice—COLP—title and duties 2011 [Archived]The compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) sits at the heart of the...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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SRA Accounts Rules 2019This Practice Note sets out the requirements of the SRA Accounts Rules 2019 (the 2019 Rules), in force from 25 November 2019,...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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High-risk third countries trackerOrganisations caught by the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)...
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19th May
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Active bribery, passive bribery and bribing foreign public officialsThe purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 19th May
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In briefThis precedent links to: •a template created by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the ‘Set II’ or ‘2004’ EU Standard...
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19th May
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
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Safeguards and information barriersProtection of confidential information is fundamental to your relationship with clients, both as a matter of law...
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19th May
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Undertakings and the SRA 2019What is an undertaking?An undertaking is:•a statement, given orally or in writing, whether or not it includes the word...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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SRA Handbook 2011 [Archived]The SRA Handbook 2011 sets out standards and requirements that individual lawyers and firms are expected to achieve and...
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19th May
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Working with European lawyers—the Registered European Lawyer (REL) regimeAt 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition/implementation...
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19th May

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Privilege—general principlesThis Practice Note considers the general principles, meaning and rationale behind privilege. It identifies the different...
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22nd Sep
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Where a law firm acted for a company client, to whom does the SRA professional duty of confidentiality and disclosure apply—the company or its...
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21st Sep
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Legal professional privilege in civil proceedingsThis Practice Note considers legal professional privilege (LPP), which is made up of legal advice...
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17th Sep
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Client conflicts in criminal matters—when can you act?There are two types of conflict: own interest conflicts and client conflicts of interest. This...
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17th Sep
Precedents
Draft memo for client about disclosure and privilegeThis precedent draft memo should be read (and potentially be sent) with the relevant precedent...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers 14th Sep
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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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14th Sep
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Use of confidential information in civil proceedingsThis Practice Note looks at the status and use of confidential information in civil proceedings...
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13th Sep
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Privilege—loss or waiver of privilegeThis Practice Note looks at loss of privilege in civil litigation in the context of legal professional privilege...
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9th Sep
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Privilege—solicitor and client confidenceThis Practice Note looks at privilege and confidential information in the context of a client-solicitor...
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9th Sep
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Privilege rules around the worldWhen dealing with litigation in various different jurisdictions, the Getting The Deal Through Guide (GTDT) titled:...
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9th Sep
Q&As
Does legal advice privilege apply to the creation, management and operation of companies?Legal professional privilege (LPP) does not extend to...
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9th Sep
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Is there any authority or guidance on whether a solicitor from within the same firm can give sufficiently independent advice for the purposes of...
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7th Sep
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What can I do to protect confidential information in the workplace?What counts as confidential information?Confidential information is information...
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16th Aug
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Conflicts guidelines—property transactionsOur Conflicts, confidentiality and disclosure policy sets out our general position on when we can act in...
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15th Aug
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Conflicts of interest—annual reviewA: General informationDate of annual reviewPerson(s) conducting annual reviewB: Data1Rolling dataCriteriaIn the...
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15th Aug
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Conflicts guidelines—employment, dispute resolution and familyThe firm's Conflicts, confidentiality and disclosure policy sets out our general...
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15th Aug
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Information barriers: matter specific planInformation barrier plan prepared by[insert name]Information barrier plan prepared by[insert name of partner...
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15th Aug
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Information barriers: firm-wide planA: IntroductionIn exceptional circumstances, we may act for a client where we hold material confidential...
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15th Aug
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Confidentiality—annual reviewA: General informationDate of annual reviewPerson(s) conducting annual reviewB: Data1Rolling dataCriteriaIn the last...
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15th Aug
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Confidentiality and disclosure policy 2011 [Archived]Confidentiality and disclosure policy1Policy statement1.1It is the policy of [firm name] (‘the...
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15th Aug

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