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Dawn raid—who can raid my organisation and why?IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Potts of PCB Byrne 19th May
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Conflicts of interest, confidentiality and disclosure 2019—in-house lawyersThe SRA Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFLs (Code for Solicitors)...
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19th May
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Brexit—exiting the EU under Article 50 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 19th May
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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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High-risk third countries trackerOrganisations caught by the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)...
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Active bribery, passive bribery and bribing foreign public officialsThe purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 19th May
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Money Laundering Regulations 2017—simplified due diligenceYou may apply simplified customer due diligence (SDD) measures in relation to particular...
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19th May
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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002—key information for businessesThe Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) came into force on 24 February 2003. It applies to...
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19th May
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Brexit legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the...
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19th May
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Tipping-off and prejudicing an investigationThere are several offences of tipping-off and prejudicing an investigation that apply to the regulated...
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19th May
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In briefThis precedent links to: •a template created by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the ‘Set II’ or ‘2004’ EU Standard...
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19th May
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Introduction to retained EU lawThis Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 19th May
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SRA Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFLs—for in-house lawyersThis Practice Note provides guidance for in-house solicitors on the SRA Code of...
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19th May
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1IntroductionThis financial sanctions policy is designed to ensure we comply with applicable financial sanctions laws made under the UK sanctions...
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Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Albania; Australia; Austria;...
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Working with European lawyers—the Registered European Lawyer (REL) regimeAt 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition/implementation...
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Is an undertaking binding and enforceable if given by a legally unqualified individual on behalf of their law firm?The SRA Code of Conduct for Firms...
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Do the SRA’s proposed changes to the Handbook mean that in-house lawyers risk losing legal professional privilege (LPP) for advice to their internal...
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31st Jul
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Can I rely on an undertaking from a legal executive employed in a non-SRA regulated entity?There is no specific reference in the Chartered Institute...
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Is a solicitor bound by an undertaking that they cannot complete because the client has changed solicitors?The SRA Glossary defines an undertaking...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Augury Consulting Limited 31st Jul
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If a solicitor’s undertaking is given but it does not have a date by which it expires, can it be withdrawn? If so, are there any requirements...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—professional conduct for in-house lawyersThis Practice Note reflects advice issued by the SRA and Law Society on the impact of...
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Can legal executives give undertakings and what should I say about this in my undertakings policy?From the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA)...
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31st Jul
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What should I do if the other side fails to discharge the firm from a completed undertaking?An undertaking is a commitment by a solicitor to do...
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Can I formally discharge an undertaking if I have ceased to act for a client and cannot make contact with them?We would refer you to Practice Note:...
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In–house lawyers' guide to the SRA Handbook 2011 [Archived]This Practice Note provides an overview of the SRA Handbook 2011 (the Handbook), focusing...
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31st Jul
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Working with foreign lawyers—the Registered Foreign Lawyer (RFL) regimeThe Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) operates a registration regime for...
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31st Jul
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What is a solicitor's undertaking?An undertaking is a commitment by a solicitor to do something. It can be enforced against the solicitor by the...
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Undertakings and the SRA 2019What is an undertaking?An undertaking is:•a statement, given orally or in writing, whether or not it includes the word...
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SRA regulatory regime—from 2019The way the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates the solicitors’ profession has been evolving since its...
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Looking to the future: SRA review of the accounts rules [Archived]The SRA Accounts Rules are due for an overhaul. Following two earlier reviews, the...
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Looking to the future: SRA review of the Principles and Code of Conduct [Archived]Less than five years since the SRA Handbook 2011 came into force in...
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