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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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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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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Publicity 2019—law firmsThis Practice Note reflects requirements in the SRA Standards and Regulations together with other regulatory requirements in...
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19th Aug
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Supervision 2019—law firmsThe SRA's core regulatory requirements in relation to supervision are found in the two Codes of Conduct (the SRA Code for...
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17th Aug
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Limit of liability wording—law firms1Terms of business1.1[Your contract is solely with [insert name of company or LLP], which has sole legal liability...
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15th Aug
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Letter informing professional indemnity insurer of a notifiable event following a compliance breach reportDear [insert name]I write with notification...
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15th Aug
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External complaints policy 2019—law firms1We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service.2We acknowledge that we may not always get it...
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15th Aug
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Message to staff from CEO/senior partner about the SRA Standards and Regulations—law firmsThe SRA Standards and Regulations in force from 25 NovemberI...
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15th Aug
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Procedure for client account withdrawalsMoney can be withdrawn from client account in different ways, eg by cash, cheque, BACS or simply transferring...
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15th 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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15th Aug
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Compliance officer for finance and administration—COFA—job description and role profile—20191Compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA)...
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15th Aug
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Compliance plan—law firms—20191Introduction1.1This document sets out our plan for complying with the numerous regulatory requirements that apply to...
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15th Aug
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Internal complaint report form—law firmsA complaint can include any expression of dissatisfaction about the service received from us.Complaints may be...
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15th Aug
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Conflicts, confidentiality and disclosure policy 2019—law firms1Introduction1.1This document sets out our policy for identifying and managing...
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15th Aug
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Supervision policy—law firms—20191IntroductionThis document sets out our supervision arrangements, including:1.1our supervision...
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15th Aug
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Compliance breach report form—internal—law firmsThis form should be used by staff to report a suspected compliance breach to the firm’s COLP or...
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15th 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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15th Aug
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Conflict and confidentiality matrix—2019The table below shows a range of different conflict and confidentiality situations we may encounter. It can be...
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15th Aug
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Compliance breach assessment form—law firms1A: Background informationName of person completing this record[Insert name]Compliance breach reference...
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15th Aug
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Residual balance recordThis form should be completed by the person responsible for deciding how to deal with the residual balance in question.1Client...
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15th Aug
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Register of approved signatoriesThe following table contains a register of people who are approved to sign on client account, including a description...
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15th Aug
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Accounts manual for staff—law firms 20191Introduction1.1This accounts manual sets out our [accounting OR finance] systems and controls for fee earners...
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15th Aug

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