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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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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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Current legal positionAt present, the result of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 has had no effect on UK law or on the legal relationship between the...
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Produced in partnership with Jorren Knibbe of Guildhall Chambers 15th Feb
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Commercial organisations which have identified involvement in corruption, whether directly or by an associated person, should seek expert advice...
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13th Feb
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Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), a relevant filing system is defined in s1 as:any set of information relating to individuals to the...
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Produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu 13th Feb
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Although the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) does not necessarily apply to every organisation in the world, it...
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Produced in partnership with Shobana Iyer of Swan Chambers 13th Feb
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In the context of data protection, the term 'data subject' is used frequently. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), 'data...
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13th Feb
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ImplementationThe General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679, (the GDPR) came into force on 24 May 2016, but due to a two-year...
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13th Feb
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For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), a 'data controller' is defined as: 'a person who (either alone or jointly or in common...
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13th Feb
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The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) applies in all EU Member States from 25 May 2018. Note that in answering this question...
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Produced in partnership with Shobana Iyer of Swan Chambers 13th Feb
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Legal expenses policies are governed by The Insurance Companies (Legal Expenses Insurance) Regulations 1990. These regulations address the freedom to...
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11th Feb
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The risk-based approach (RBA) is a core concept of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)...
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11th Feb
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Linking and copyright protectionWebsite owners and those using the internet commonly link either to another website's home page or to a page situated...
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4th Feb
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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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3rd Feb
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The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/172 ('the regulations') come into force on 6 April 2017. Acas and the...
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2nd Feb
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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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28th Jan

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