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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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
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
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
Practice notes
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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What should I do if the other side fails to discharge the firm from a completed undertaking?An undertaking is a commitment by a solicitor to do...
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31st Jul
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Can I formally discharge an undertaking if I have ceased to act for a client and cannot make contact with them?We would refer you to Practice Note:...
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31st Jul
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Who is a 'data controller' for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998?For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), a 'data...
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31st Jul
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What is a relevant filing system for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998?Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), a relevant filing...
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Produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu 31st Jul
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Is a restrictive covenant in a solicitor's employment contract incompatible with the client's freedom to choose a solicitor?What does the SRA say?The...
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31st Jul
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Who is a 'data subject' for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998?In the context of data protection, the term 'data subject' is used...
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31st Jul
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What is sensitive personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998?Personal dataUnder section 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA...
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31st Jul
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Can we rely on the new Privacy Shield?What is Privacy shield?On 29 February 2016, the European Commission announced draft details of the EU–US Privacy...
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31st Jul
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Personal data that is subject to a duty of client confidentiality or contained within communications that are considered to be legally privileged may...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Augury Consulting Limited 24th Mar
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This Q&A draws on the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO’s) guidance on business-to-business marketing, which may or may not be relevant...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Bevan Brittan 24th Mar
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Article 17 of Retained Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679, UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) grants data subjects the right to have their...
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24th Mar
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides for enhanced rights for data subjects, including providing rights of access, rectification,...
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24th Mar
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Practice Note: Handling data subject requests explains that you do not have to comply with a data subject access request if doing so means disclosing...
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24th Mar
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The General Data Protection Regulation provides for enhanced rights for data subjects including providing rights of rectification, erasure and...
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24th Mar
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Correspondence sent by third parties to a firm in the course of a matter generally belongs to the client, and copies of that correspondence made by...
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24th Mar
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Article 22(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679gives data subjects the right not to be subject to...
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24th Mar
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides for enhanced rights for data subjects including providing rights of access, rectification,...
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24th Mar
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides for enhanced rights for data subjects including providing rights of rectification, erasure and...
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24th Mar

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