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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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
Practice notes
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
Precedents
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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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
Precedents
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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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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1st Aug
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We consider that the cap of 25% of damages for our fees does not include any after-the-event (ATE) premium payable, ie the client pays our costs...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 1st Aug
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Circumstances have changed since I entered into a CFA—do I need to do anything?Whether you need to do anything will depend on the date you entered...
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1st Aug
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Legal expenses insurance policy—can a party choose their own lawyer?Legal expenses policies are governed by The Insurance Companies (Legal Expenses...
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1st Aug
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Can I change the success fee in a pre-1 April 2013 CFA?The general position is that CFAs entered into prior to 1 April 2013 are covered by...
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31st Jul
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Can we charge counsel’s fees separately in an employment damages-based agreement?It is necessary to look at the wording of the Damages-Based...
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31st Jul
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Can a solicitor charge a client for setting up a Conditional Fee Agreement, or is the cost recovered from any damages awarded?A solicitor may charge...
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31st Jul
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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 Jul
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Would a CFA arrangement confirmed via emails and verbally satisfy the 'in writing' requirement of section 58 of the CLSA 1990?What is a CFA?A...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 31st Jul
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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 Jul
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Why have you not published a DBA Precedent?We do not currently hold a Precedent damages based agreement (DBA) on Lexis®PSL. We have looked at...
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31st Jul
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Cancellation notice: client care letter, TOB or CFA?From 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges)...
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31st Jul
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Can a discounted CFA be used where a client has legal expense insurance (LEI) so that the usual charge out rate applies if successful, but the LEI...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 31st Jul
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Can I charge a contingency-based uplift on a high-value transaction, eg an uplift on the hourly rate or a percentage of value of transaction if the...
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Produced in partnership with Gilles Ward of DG Legal 31st Jul
Practice notes
Damages-based agreements—general litigation or advocacy servicesThis Practice Note explains how the damages-based agreement (DBA) regime operates for...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
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 Jul
Precedents
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 Jul
Practice notes
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 Jul
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Different types of cancellation rightsFrom 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013...
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31st Jul

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