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Source of funds and wealth was a key focus of the SRA’s Preventing Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism thematic review, published in March...
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9th Nov
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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note lists high-risk third countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), HM Treasury and the European Commission as...
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9th Nov
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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan
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An undertaking is a commitment by a solicitor to do something. It can be enforced against the solicitor by the courts. Failure to comply with an...
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9th Nov
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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 12th Jan

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This Q&A has been archived and is not maintained. It provides information on the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 and reflects the position...
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7th Dec
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Incorrectly terminating a retainer can have serious consequences, eg you:•are not entitled to be paid for any of the work done on the client's...
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7th Dec
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Effectively, there are five different time limits:8 weeksAfter which a complainant can refer their claim to Legal Ombudsman (LeO) if you have failed...
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7th Dec
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Whether you can charge your client for preparing your client care letter appears to be more of a contractual issue than a compliance matter. The...
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7th Dec
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We refer you to the Practice Note: International transfers of personal data under the GDPR and in particular the main section on Standard contractual...
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6th Dec
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A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a self-assessment tool designed to help organisations recognise privacy risks and vulnerabilities at the early...
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29th Nov
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The simple answer is yes.Whether you can enter into a retrospective conditional fee agreement (CFA) is not a matter of statute but one of common law...
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28th Nov
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Whether you need to do anything will depend on the date you entered into the conditional fee agreement (CFA).CFAs entered into from 1 April 2013...
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28th Nov
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The general position is that CFAs entered into prior to 1 April 2013 are covered by transitional arrangements, as set out in CPR 48.1. These provide...
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28th Nov
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We would refer you to Practice Note: Client care 2019—law firms, in particular the section 'Accepting and refusing instructions and ceasing to act'....
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3rd Nov
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There is nothing in the SRA’s requirements that prohibits you from taking on trusteeships or similar roles, but there are a number of issues...
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28th Sep
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Section 69(2C)(c) of the Solicitors Act 1974 (SA 1974) (as amended by the Legal Services Act 2007) states that a bill can be delivered:‘...(i) by...
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28th Sep
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There are no specific SRA requirements about creating or filing attendance notes.However, the SRA Codes of Conduct require you to:•ensure you are able...
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28th Sep
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Closing a client matter properly is a basic client care, risk management and housekeeping requirement. There are also regulatory and best practice...
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28th Sep

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