Regulators

Law Society cautious over scale of immigration changes

The Law Society has responded to the government’s new points-based immigration system, warning that it is the most significant change to the system in decades.

CLC clarifies rules around client funds

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has today published draft guidance on how firms can use third-party managed accounts (TPMAs), instead of holding client money themselves.

High expectations

Andrew Mackie explains how to stay on the right side of the Charity Commission after the 2018 Oxfam controversy put all charities under the spotlight

It’s all in the STARs

The SRA Standards and Regulations have arrived and solicitors and firms must be able to justify their decisions if they want to demonstrate compliance, says Tracey Calvert

No equality of arms

The hostile costs environment is unfair to solicitors facing regulatory investigation and SDT proceedings, says Susanna Heley

SRA launches consultation on changes to Compensation Fund

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched a 12-week consultation on its proposals to change the Compensation Fund.

Proposed regulatory reforms could mean small firms close, Law Society warns

Significant proposals for regulatory changes to legal services set out in an independent report could create a complex system, lead to uncertainty and result in small firms closing, the Law Society has warned.