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Risk and compliance officers are coming together at the Legal Compliance Association to learn from each other and corporates, says Leah Darbyshire

21 August 2014

Risk and compliance officers are coming together at the Legal Compliance Association to learn from each other and corporates, says Leah Darbyshire

A decade ago, when Managing Partner first held its Risk Management for Law Firms conference in London, a key concern for delegates was the risk of crippling negligence claims caused by dishonest partners. Responsibility for risk and compliance was allocated to a single partner who, in addition to full-time fee-earning, was tasked with spotting the danger signs.

Since then, and especially following
the recession, negligence claims have indeed got bigger but that alone is not
what has been driving growth in the legal risk and compliance field. Increasing regulation, with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (

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