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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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
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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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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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What is the legal basis for HM Treasury Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) annual frozen assets review, and are OFSI requests for...
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1st Aug
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If a multinational company with entities in a number of EU states has registered a data protection officer (DPO) with the Information Commissioner’s...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Dittel of Kemp Little 1st Aug
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When barristers receive papers from instructing solicitors, are they obliged to serve a privacy notice on the lay client?The Q&A: When a solicitor...
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1st Aug
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What are the potential lawful grounds for processing the personal data of third parties received by a professional services firm in the course of...
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1st Aug
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If a client makes a subject access request, what information are we obliged to provide and what can we retain? Can we give the client a summary of the...
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1st Aug
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What is an employer’s lawful ground for processing when moving from paper to electronic payslips?Practice Note: Processing personal data—lawful...
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Produced in partnership with David Green of 12 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Do I need consent to process the personal data of existing and new clients—law firms?Whether you need consent to process the personal data of existing...
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1st Aug
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When using the Model Clauses for the transfer of data between the EU and the US, if you amend in some way, does this deem them invalid in their...
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1st Aug
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Do we have to provide a translation of our privacy notice for clients or customers whose first language is not English?See Practice Note: Privacy...
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1st Aug
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Is an expert witness a controller or processor of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation?The question of whether a person or...
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1st Aug
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What lawful basis for processing can a firm rely on where the firm provides required information to third parties, eg a third party referrer or...
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Produced in partnership with Shobana Iyer of Swan Chambers 1st 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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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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If a company self-reports a corrupt transaction but withholds details of other incidences of bribery, will the SFO give them the benefit of having...
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1st Aug

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