Risk and compliance


Partners handed extra sanctions over £573k Axiom loan

20 April 2017By

Tribunal required to reconsider penalties after successful appeal by SRA.

Neil buckley

LSB wants 'step change' in price transparency

19 April 2017By

Regulators given until end of June to show how they will ensure consumers have more information when choosing a provider.

Mr Justice Mostyn

Court orders SDT retrial over misplaced dishonesty charges

13 April 2017By

SRA’s distinction between dishonesty and a lack of integrity ‘intellectually virtually impossible to understand’, says judge.

Leeds University

Legal assistant fined £2k over university lies on bogus CV

12 April 2017By

Lee Hull also admitted to backdating letters to clients which were never sent.

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Risk and compliance conference: ‘Get your millennials involved in media strategies’

3 April 2017By

Millennials for whom the use of technology is almost an unconscious reflex must be in the sights of firms drawing up and revising social media and marketing policies.

Francis dingwall

Risk and compliance conference: Don’t leave ethics to compliance officers, leading risk expert warns

3 April 2017By

Francis Dingwall warned 300 fellow solicitors gathered for this year’s Law Society Risk and Compliance conference not to ‘contract out’ ethical issues to compliance officers acting in isolation.

Christina blacklaws

Risk and compliance conference: Brexit ‘plan B’ vital, Blacklaws tells firms

3 April 2017By

Law firms whose bottom line may be affected by Brexit must have a ‘plan B’ to reassure regulators they are preparing for the fallout.

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John hyde

Don't sneer at solicitors for not publishing prices

13 April 2017By

The SRA wants to know the price of everything - but the law is not a fruit ‘n’ veg stall down the market.

​SRA should reopen its doors

3 April 2017By Tim O’Sullivan

Regulator’s decision to exclude public and press from meetings removes vital check and balance on the powers of a tax-raising body


Whistleblowing and lawyers

20 March 2017By

A European Commission consultation on whistleblower protection raises important questions of legal professional privilege.

Roger Smith

Notes on a scandal

13 March 2017By Roger Smith

Solicitors can learn valuable lessons from the Phil Shiner affair.

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