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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Practice notes
Law firms are obliged to buy qualifying insurance on the SRA’s minimum terms. They must also ensure that their PII provides adequate and appropriate...
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5th May
Practice notes
Solicitors in any field of practice are under a duty to exercise reasonable care and skill when acting for clients. In wills and probate practice,...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Salter of Kingsley Napley 5th May
Practice notes
Completing a Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) proposal form is a time consuming task, and involves the collation of a significant body of...
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Produced in partnership with Lockton Companies insurance brokers 5th May
Practice notes
Professional negligence claims against solicitors have become more common in recent years. This is due to a combination of factors, such as:•an...
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Produced in partnership with Jemma Brimblecombe of Kingsley Napley 5th May
Practice notes
Failure to communicate effectively with a client is perhaps the most common cause of complaints and claims. Whether or not the claim is justified, it...
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Produced in partnership with Lockton Companies insurance brokers 5th May
Practice notes
PII covers civil claims against your firm, most commonly for professional negligence.Key termsABSalternative business structure regulated by the...
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5th May
Practice notes
You are under a continuing duty to advise your insurer of material facts and relevant changes to your practice. There are also some matters that are...
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Produced in partnership with Lockton Companies insurance brokers 5th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains how you can deal with your professional indemnity insurance (PII) brokers and underwriters, including:•questions to ask...
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5th May
Q&As
Personal data that is subject to a duty of client confidentiality or contained within communications that are considered to be legally privileged may...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Augury Consulting Limited 24th Mar
Practice notes
Securing professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover is not always easy, even for an established firm. You could find that your insurer is not...
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Produced in partnership with Travelers Insurance Company 5th Mar
Practice notes
All firms regulated by the SRA must have professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover in order to practise. This must be obtained from a participating...
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Produced in partnership with Travelers Insurance Company 5th Mar
Q&As
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
Precedents
1Introduction1.1We aim to offer an excellent service to our clients. Mistakes can occasionally happen despite our best efforts. We aim, as far as...
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14th Feb
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1Your detailsFirm name[Insert name]Policy number[Insert number]Contact name[Insert name]Contact details[Insert contact details (email address,...
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14th Feb
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All staff must report any acts or omissions that may give rise to a potential negligence claim against the firm. This applies even if you believe the...
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14th Feb
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1Introduction1.1We recognise there are risks inherent in our practice.1.2We aim, as far as possible, to have a blame-free culture—we are all capable...
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14th Feb
Precedents
1Introduction1.1We recognise there are risks inherent in our practice.1.2We aim, as far as possible, to have a no-blame culture—we are all capable of...
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14th Feb
Precedents
Executive summary[Insert a strong summary which references key elements in this risk management submission.]Overview of [insert firm name][Set out...
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Produced in partnership with Lockton Companies insurance brokers 8th Jan
Q&As
There is nothing essentially wrong with law firms employing non-lawyers or with law firms engaging with lawyers or non-lawyers to drive clients. The...
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Produced in partnership with Dr David Smith of JMW Solicitors LLP 8th Jan

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