4 July 2016
There is much to like in the new proposed SRA codes of conduct and accounts rules.
11 April 2016
Should we switch off the SRA before it assumes consciousness?
7 March 2016
With trailblazer apprenticeships on the horizon, what do law firms and in-house teams need to consider?
Much of what the SRA sees as wrong with the current legal education system is in its own hands to fix.
22 February 2016
Competition policy and enforcement are changing rapidly, with antitrust watchdogs under pressure to get results. What does this mean for lawyers?
15 February 2016
The government must take a holistic approach to reforming the Legal Services Act, says the Law Society’s chief executive.
18 January 2016
The SRA has set out a radical blueprint to overhaul the education of aspiring solicitors, but many in the profession fear the reforms will dilute standards.
Thorneycroft Solicitors secured its ABS licence two years after first approaching the SRA. Rachel Stow shares the highs and lows of the process
Did the Charity Commission overstep its powers when pressuring two charities to make a funding promise?
14 September 2015
As solicitors experience another benign insurance season, many are unhappy that the regulator has reheated proposals for reform.
Following criticism over its conduct in a high-profile financial crime investigation, the National Crime Agency has come under fire once more.
15 June 2015
Reforming routes to qualification and the role of the regulator.
18 May 2015
The Financial Conduct Authority is shifting its emphasis from fining firms to calling to account senior individuals – and that means more work for lawyers.
20 April 2015
Data, development and dispute resolution – the LeO offers more than just a complaints-handling service.
13 April 2015
Corporates face unprecedented scrutiny from regulators. Should they rely on existing counsel for internal investigations or hire independent help?
The Law Society’s 2015 risk and compliance conference heard that a firm is only as safe as its weakest link.
23 March 2015
David Green has revitalised the Serious Fraud Office but it remains under pressure to deliver convictions.
16 February 2015
Lawyers and other compliance managers are being stretched as government agencies outsource responsibility for policing corporate impropriety.
26 January 2015
Flexibility in how professional standards are met should be the cornerstone of training.
10 November 2014
Paralegals can now qualify as solicitors if they meet the same standards as trainees through ‘equivalent means’ of training. But firms face practical difficulties.
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