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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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STOP PRESS: Draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance was published on 20 January 2021. It awaits approval by HM Treasury and any content...
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24th Feb
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SRA requirementsThe SRA does not give a list of regulatory requirements on anti-bribery and corruption.However, it does require you to:•identify,...
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24th Feb
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The right of access is set out in the Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR). A data subject has the...
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15th Feb
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The SRA Code of Conduct for Firms imposes an obligation on the firm to comply with all undertakings given by the firm within an agreed timescale—or if...
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15th Feb
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Publishing client case studies to your website can be a helpful way to highlight your firm's expertise in a particular practice area or reputation for...
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15th Feb
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The question of whether a person or entity is a data processor or data controller will depend on the circumstances of each individual case. The key...
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15th Feb
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Section 20 of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc Act 2010 (TAFA 2010) contains HM Treasury’s powers to request information. TAFA 2010, s 20(5)...
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15th Feb
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out the possible bases for lawful processing in Article 6 for ordinary personal data and Article 9...
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Produced in partnership with Shobana Iyer of Swan Chambers 15th Feb
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Legal professional privilege (LPP) does not extend to everything legal professionals have a duty to keep confidential. LPP protects only those...
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15th Feb
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All personal data must be processed in accordance with the GDPR, including the seven data protection principles set out in Article 5 of Retained...
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15th Feb
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Practice Note: Email disclaimers provides sample wording for commercial email disclaimers. Law firms may wish to consider something along the...
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15th Feb
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In the vast majority of cases, solicitors will act as the data controller in relation to personal data processed in connection with a client’s...
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15th Feb
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This response is limited to UK law as regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office. For the purposes of this response we assume that no special...
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Produced in partnership with Daradjeet Jagpal of Information Law Solutions 15th Feb
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SRA Standards and Regulations 2019 require you to ensure:•clients are informed in writing at the time of engagement about their right to complain...
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15th Feb
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This Q&A answers a specific question: does an agreement to accept instalment payments of an outstanding bill constitute a consumer credit agreement...
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15th Feb
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An agreed fee as defined in the SRA Accounts Rules under rule 17.5 is:‘A payment for an agreed fee must be paid into an office account. An "agreed...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Charlton of ILFM 15th Feb
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Key legal issues for guaranteesGuarantees are contracts and must therefore satisfy the four basic requirements for a...
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Produced in partnership with Russell Kelsall LLB (Hull); LPC (Shef) of TLT 15th Feb
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This Q&A answers the following questions:•can a firm be liable to its client in a transaction where a loss is sustained through currency fluctuation...
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Produced in partnership with David Sawtell of 39 Essex Chambers 15th Feb

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