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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
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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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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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What is a DCFA?Most lawyers will be familiar with a ‘pure’ CFA, often referred to as a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. When acting under a pure CFA, a...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Bagnall of Total Legal Solutions 15th Feb
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Legal OmbudsmanThere are no specific provisions within LeO’s Scheme Rules that require a third party to disclose information relating to an ongoing...
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15th Feb
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See Practice Note: Insurance distribution activities—law firms. This confirms that the underlying Directive (EU) 2016/97, Insurance Distribution...
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15th Feb
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Section 56(4) of the Solicitors Act 1974 (SA 1974) stipulates that in respect of non-contentious business, solicitors should be remunerated:•by a...
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Produced in partnership with Gilles Ward of DG Legal 15th Feb
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The implementation of the Jackson Reforms in 2013 introduced significant changes to litigation funding and management. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and...
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15th Feb
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the single statutory regulator of the financial services industry in the UK, it is operationally independent...
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15th Feb
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FCA regimeIt would seem that the first issue to consider is whether advising on a credit agreement between the client and a third party is a regulated...
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15th Feb
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This prohibition on unsolicited telephone calls advertising claims management services derives from the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC)...
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15th Feb
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This obligation derives from the SRA COB Rules, r 12.4: ‘where you have given a personal recommendation to the client, you must, in addition to the...
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15th Feb
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Client due diligence (CDD) entails:•identifying the client•verifying that identity, and•assessing, and where appropriate obtaining information on, the...
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15th Feb
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The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (CCR 2013), SI 2013/3134 came into force on 13 June 2014....
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Produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Blake Morgan 15th Feb
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Matter files typically contain a range of papers, including electronic information which can be held electronically and/or printed in a physical...
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15th Feb
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Regulation 30A, inserted into the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017),...
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15th Feb
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) distinguishes between ‘data controllers’ and ‘data processors’.The GDPR definition of a data controller...
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15th Feb
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This response is written on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR applies when you process personal data, ie:‘any...
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15th Feb
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How are law firms vulnerable to attack?Cyber-attacks are indiscriminate, affecting both large and small firms. The primary risk is that information...
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15th Feb
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In Royal Bank of Scotland v Etridge, the House of Lords confirmed that in a case where a wife is being asked to stand surety for her husband’s debts,...
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15th Feb
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We are not aware of any guidance from either the Law Society or the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on this particular point, but the SRA...
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15th Feb
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What does the SRA say?The first question to consider whether solicitors or law firms are under any obligation is to ensure clients have freedom of...
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15th Feb

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