Practice Compliance

Every law firm has a legal duty to comply with the SRA Handbook and a raft of other legislation and regulations. Get it wrong and you personally face investigation, disciplinary action, fines and prosecution (not to mention the damage to your reputation).

LexisPSL Practice Compliance is an online risk and compliance toolkit designed to help your firm get in line and stay in line. With clear, concise notes written by leading experts in compliance, spelling out exactly what you need to do in practical terms. Plus all the forms, checklists, policies, registers, templates and examples you need to do it right. We even provide training aids to help you educate your staff in key compliance areas.

And our lawyers check all our content to make sure it’s always in line with the latest changes in the law and the marketplace. So you can be completely confident your house is in order, at all times.

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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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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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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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9th Nov
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How to use this testThese questions are designed to test your understanding after your attendance at our training on avoiding bribery and...
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9th Nov
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The compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) sits at the heart of the firm's regulatory arrangements. This does not mean that the firm and its...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Agnoli of Simmons & Simmons 24th Feb
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The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD)...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 24th Feb
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This Practice Note provides a summary of the UK GDPR regime. The processing of personal data by competent authorities for law enforcement purposes or...
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This Practice Note explores issues and best practice relating to the sharing of personal data between controllers (including joint controllers and...
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This Practice Note is a consolidated list of key General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the EU GDPR) and/or Retained General...
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note introduces:•the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation...
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Note: This precedent includes provisions to be inserted into a services contract with appropriate amendments. It is assumed that the terms for the...
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Produced in partnership with André Bywater of Cordery Compliance 24th Feb
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Defined terms: This precedent clause uses the additional defined terms ‘Agreement’, ‘Business Day’, ‘Disclosing Party’, ‘parties’, ‘person’ and...
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1GeneralDate of audit[Insert date of audit]Person completing audit[State name and position of person completing audit]2External risksComplete the...
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The purpose of this questionnaire is to identify potential business risks. Please spend no more than [insert time eg 30 minutes] completing this form...
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1Overall risk appetite[Insert organisation name] has a [low OR medium OR high] risk appetite overall. [Insert organisation name] will act in...
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