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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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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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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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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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We are considering working with a non-lawyer, on a self-employed/part time consultancy basis to help promote the firm, eg to chair conferences and...
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Produced in partnership with David Smith of Anthony Gold Solicitors 15th Jun
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Is a restrictive covenant in a solicitor's employment contract incompatible with the client's freedom to choose a solicitor?What does the SRA say?The...
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5th Jun
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Is it sufficient to use software based information barriers?A key factor in deciding whether you can act in a client conflict or confidentiality...
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5th Jun
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Can I disclose the will of an incapacitated client?This Q&A considers if and when you can disclose a copy of a client’s will (contrary to your duty to...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Will I breach my duty of client confidentiality by submitting a suspicious activity report (SAR) to the National Crime Agency (NCA)?Duty of...
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5th Jun
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Confidentiality and disclosure—regulatory requirements for law firms 2011 [Archived]Protection of confidential information is fundamental to your...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Informed consent—law firm confidentialityProtection of confidential information is fundamental to your relationship with clients, both as a matter of...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Material confidential information and adverse interestsProtection of confidential information is fundamental to your relationship with clients, both...
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5th Jun
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Confidentiality—annual reviewA: General informationDate of annual reviewPerson(s) conducting annual reviewB: Data1Rolling dataCriteriaIn the last...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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Message to staff on the importance of maintaining client confidentiality when working away from the office (eg during the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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5th Jun
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Conflicts and confidentiality report formInstructions to fee earners on completing this formFee earners should complete Section A and, if relevant,...
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5th Jun

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