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.
The role of the local authority MO is ever more vital.
20 October 2014
Should we open our doors to unregulated providers via a voluntary scheme?
Changes to regulation of consumer credit work pose a dilemma for the SRA. Here are its proposals.
13 October 2014
The emergence of compliance officers and the SRA’s mandatory principles have led to a surge in the number of solicitor-on-solicitor complaints. Here’s how the process works.
New offences are proposed for the market abuse of the wholesale gas and electricity markets.
28 July 2014
The Law Commission’s retreat on fraud in personal injury is welcome, but raises troubling questions.
14 July 2014
Regulation of professional indemnity may be in flux, but this year’s renewal market is expected to be benign.
Every law firm needs to think about what level of cover it needs to ‘sleep at night’.
The regulator is seeking to safeguard client protection while making cover more accessible and affordable.
7 July 2014
The Wonga ‘fake law firm’ scandal has triggered renewed criticism of seemingly lax regulation in the City. How much has really changed since 2008?
30 June 2014
The SRA’s short-sighted approach to regulatory reform needs an urgent rethink.
Law firms are constantly evaluating and managing risk but best practice can remain elusive, debated delegates at the annual Risk and Compliance Conference.
16 June 2014
Ireland’s experience of professional indemnity insurance reform offers useful pointers for England and Wales.
9 June 2014
Competence and compliance are two sides of the same coin.
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