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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—managing the workplace from 19 July 2021This Practice Note reflects the position under Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown...
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4th Aug
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—employment data protection issuesFrom IP completion day (11pm on 31 December 2020), Regulation (EU) 2016/679, General Data...
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4th Aug
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—testing and vaccination issues for employersUPDATE (30/7/21): The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced on 24...
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4th Aug
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Compliance Officers 2019—law firmsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the role and responsibility of compliance officers in law firms, ie the...
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3rd Aug
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Brexit legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the...
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3rd Aug
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—guidance for law firms [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note...
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3rd Aug
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Interest policy 2019—law firms1Amount of interestWe will pay a fair sum of interest to clients or third parties on any client money we hold on their...
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3rd Aug
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Financial management policy—law firms1Introduction1.1Sound financial management is critical to the success of any business.1.2Implementing financial...
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2nd Aug
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—safe working in an office environment before 19 July 2021 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not...
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Produced in partnership with Melanie O'Brien of DG Legal 2nd Aug
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Policy—Coronavirus (COVID-19) workplace safetyUPDATE (15/7/21): The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published Working...
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2nd Aug
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Policy—Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing1Introduction1.1This policy sets out the Company’s approach to testing staff for coronavirus (COVID-19). It...
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2nd Aug
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What role does integrity play in the coronavirus (COVID-19) compliance landscape, and how will it impact business continuity in the aftermath of the...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Lewis and Rubi Palmieri of Fulcrum Chambers 1st Aug
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How can compliance teams ‘do more with less’ and ensure their companies avoid the existential threat of a compliance breach, while fighting to avoid...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Lewis of Fulcrum Chambers and Rubi L M Palmieri of Fulcrum Chambers 1st Aug
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International data transfers—practical complianceThis Practice Note is intended for in-house lawyers, privacy and compliance professionals in private...
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1st Aug
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What risk management measures should I be taking now to help my business prepare for a possible coronavirus (COVID-19) second wave?As the numbers of...
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1st Aug
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How can I ensure my organisation and staff stay safe while using video-conferencing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?With the urgent move to...
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1st Aug
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Pandemic risk management guideThe extent of the restrictions imposed by regulators or government will largely dictate the nature of the risks that you...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Bourlet 1st Aug
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In the context of Brexit, what is meant by the ‘transition or implementation period’?The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the...
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1st Aug
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Pandemic management strategy1Introduction1.1According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease. A...
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1st Aug

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