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This Practice Note lists high-risk third countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), HM Treasury and the European Commission as...
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28th Oct
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This Practice Note provides guidance on client due diligence (CDD) which is a central pillar of the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist...
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12th Oct
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Source of funds and wealth was a key focus of the SRA’s Preventing Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism thematic review, published in March...
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9th Oct
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The way the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates the solicitors’ profession has been evolving since its inception—from a prescriptive...
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8th Oct
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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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30th Sep
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The compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) sits at the heart of the firm's regulatory arrangements. This does not mean that the firm and its...
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27th Sep
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Closing a client matter properly is a basic client care, risk management and housekeeping requirement. There are also regulatory and best practice...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note deals with regulatory requirements and practical issues regarding the form and content of a final bill of costs to a client. It...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note is based on reporting requirements in the SRA Codes of Conduct 2019 (in force from 25 November 2019) as amended by the SRA...
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26th Sep
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How to use this testThese questions are designed to test your understanding after your attendance at our training on avoiding bribery and...
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26th Sep
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An undertaking is a commitment by a solicitor to do something. It can be enforced against the solicitor by the courts. Failure to comply with an...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note explains:•what powers the court has to enforce undertakings•when it is likely to exercise those powersBreach of an undertaking is...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the SRA Codes of Conduct, contained in the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019. The...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note lists all new and updated content to reflect the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019.The Standards and...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the requirements of the SRA Accounts Rules 2019 (the 2019 Rules), in force from 25 November 2019, together with supporting...
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25th Sep
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it...
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2nd Sep

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the most common types of funding. It is not the intention to give a full explanation of the legal and...
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25th Sep
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Failure to provide adequate costs estimates is one of the most common causes of client complaints and disciplinary action by the Solicitors Regulation...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note contrasts the requirements in the SRA’s 2011 and 2019 regimes in relation to introductions and instructions to third parties. For...
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25th Sep
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This table summarises the following information for different types of claim funded by way of a conditional fee agreement:•the maximum success fee you...
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25th Sep
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From 6 December 2018, law firms must publish information on their website on the prices they charge and what these cover. This does not apply to all...
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25th Sep
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A: General informationMatter reference[Insert]Client nameDate of cause of actionType of claim, eg contract dispute, commercial litigationBrief...
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26th Sep
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A: General informationMatter referenceClient nameDate of cause of actionType of claim, eg contract dispute, commercial litigationBrief description of...
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26th Sep
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This Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[insert name of Firm], the solicitors of [insert address] (the Firm)2You [insert name of Client] of...
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26th Sep
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A: General informationMatter referenceClient nameDate of cause of actionType of claim, eg RTA, employer’s liability, clinical negligenceBrief...
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26th Sep
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Standard DBA (employment tribunal)We have discussed various options for funding your costs, such as:•legal expense insurance, eg under your house or...
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26th Sep
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1Legal costs1.1There are [two OR three] main elements to the legal costs of [insert brief description of services, eg obtaining a grant of probate and...
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26th Sep
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1Legal costs1.1There are [two OR three] main elements to the legal costs of [insert brief description of services, eg obtaining a grant of probate and...
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26th Sep
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A: General informationMatter referenceClient nameDate of cause of actionType of claim, eg unfair dismissal, discriminationBrief description of claimIs...
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26th Sep
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Purchase of a leasehold residential propertyOur fees* cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
You must treat clients fairly and ensure you achieve this outcome in all your dealings regarding costs. This practice note explains the regulatory...
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26th Sep
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Purchase of a freehold residential propertyOur fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with...
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26th Sep
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A: General informationMatter referenceClient nameDate of cause of actionType of claim, eg employer’s liability, clinical negligenceBrief description...
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26th Sep
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Front page of bill[insert client name and address]Invoice number: [insert number]Invoice date: [insert date]VAT number: [insert number]Client: [insert...
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26th Sep
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We have reached a stage in your matter where it is appropriate for me to update you on costs.How costs are calculatedIt would probably be helpful for...
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26th Sep
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We have reached a stage in your matter where it is appropriate for me to update you on costs.How costs are calculatedIt would probably be helpful for...
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26th Sep

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