10 November 2014
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.
Some solicitors do not properly appreciate the importance of getting their costs statements in on time in the tough new compliance environment.
19 May 2014
A district judge considers the timing of compliance with directions orders.
5 May 2014
The professional indemnity insurance market is likely to remain turbulent for some time to come, despite far-reaching reforms.
Outsourcing dictation can save a law firm thousands of pounds, but it must be managed carefully.
28 April 2014
The SRA has made big changes to the way it regulates over recent years, says the board chair, but there is more to do.
The SRA’s approach to regulatory settlement agreements places firms between a rock and a hard place.
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