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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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...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
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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Will the processing of personal data relating to US citizens by a UK company in the UK be subject to the GDPR (once that applies) (and assuming the...
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Produced in partnership with Shobana Iyer of Swan Chambers 23rd Aug
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Despite not being in effect until 25 May 2018, can you address the GDPR in contractual agreements now?ImplementationThe General Data Protection...
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23rd Aug
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What steps should I take to establish the source of funds and/or wealth in relation to conducting client due diligence or ongoing monitoring when a...
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20th Aug
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What is the ‘risk-based approach’ in relation to anti-money laundering, and what does it mean to me?The risk-based approach (RBA) is a core concept of...
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20th Aug
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Under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/3134, can home office be classed as an...
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19th Aug
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Do I have to give cancellation notice to a legal aid client?From 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional...
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19th 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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18th Aug
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How do I ensure I don't breach data protection obligations with regard to data retention schedules?This Q&A reflects Retained Retained Regulation (EU)...
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16th Aug
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Is it necessary to keep both electronic copies and paper copies of emails and documents in a client matter?You are required to retain matter files...
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16th Aug
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Do I have to use the matter closure letter to tell the client about my file destruction arrangements?Closing a client matter properly is a basic...
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16th Aug
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My client’s purchase price is being paid by his father. The seller’s solicitor has asked for a bank statement to evidence that the purchase price...
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16th Aug
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What can I do to protect confidential information in the workplace?What counts as confidential information?Confidential information is information...
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16th Aug
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Does every digital platform that is ‘significantly different from its neighbour’ need a separate accessibility statement?All websites/digital...
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16th Aug
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Is the drafting and preparation of a statutory demand a reserved legal activity?Reserved legal activitiesCertain legal activities can only be carried...
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15th Aug
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Should law firms redact personal data from transaction bibles?All personal data must be processed in accordance with the GDPR, including the seven...
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15th Aug
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Should I use the same wording to limit my liability to consumer and commercial clients?Limiting liability to consumer clientsThe Terms of Business...
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15th Aug
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Can we charge counsel’s fees separately in an employment damages-based agreement?It is necessary to look at the wording of the Damages-Based...
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15th Aug
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What is the effect of the GDPR on direct marketing? Once the GDPR is applicable, can an organisation send direct marketing to customers, where they...
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Produced in partnership with Daradjeet Jagpal of Information Law Solutions 15th Aug

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