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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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
Precedents
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
Practice notes
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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Damages-based agreements (DBAs)What is a DBA?A damages based agreement (DBA), sometimes referred to using the umbrella term 'contingency fee...
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15th Sep
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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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3rd Sep
Q&As
When and how can I terminate my retainer?Incorrectly terminating a retainer can have serious consequences, eg you:•are not entitled to be paid for any...
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2nd Sep
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Client care letter 2019—law firmsDear [Insert client’s name]Re [describe matter]Thank you for your instructions to act on your behalf in connection...
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2nd Sep
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Final client billThis Practice Note deals with regulatory requirements and practical issues regarding the form and content of a final bill of costs to...
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2nd Sep
Q&As
Are success fees and insurance premiums still recoverable in publication and privacy proceedings?The implementation of the Jackson Reforms in 2013...
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31st Aug
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Can a claimant recover a success fee under a conditional fee arrangement (CFA) or after-the-event insurance premium in insolvency cases?Following the...
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31st Aug
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Conditional fee agreementThis Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[insert name of Firm], the solicitors of [insert address] (the Firm)2You...
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31st Aug
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Damages-based agreements—all claim typesThis Practice Note explains how the damages-based agreement (DBA) regime operates, including:•how DBAs...
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31st Aug
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Different types of cancellation rights—law firmsIf you enter into a retainer with a consumer client away from your office or without meeting them, it...
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31st Aug
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Common methods of funding—including CFA and DBAs before 1 April 2013This Practice Note provides guidance on the most common types of funding. It is...
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31st Aug
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Conditional fee agreements after 1 April 2013—non-personal injuryThis Practice Note explains how the conditional fee regime operates after 1 April...
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31st Aug
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Terms of business 2019—law firms1Our contract with you1.1These Terms of Business (as updated from time to time) apply to all work we do on your...
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26th Aug
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Letter explaining CFA—conditional fees from 1 April 2013—insolvency proceedings before 6 April 2016 and privacy proceedingsCFA in privacy or...
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19th Aug
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Can I enter into a retrospective CFA?The simple answer is yes.Whether you can enter into a retrospective conditional fee agreement (CFA) is not a...
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18th Aug
Precedents
Costs updates—hourly rates and legal expenses insuranceWe have reached a stage in your matter where it is appropriate for me to update you on...
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15th Aug
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Costs updates letter—master wordingWe have reached a stage in your matter where it is appropriate for me to update you on costs.How costs are...
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15th Aug
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Price and services notice—fixed fee for an application for a new premises licence—law firmsFixed fee example for an application for a new premises...
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15th Aug

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