Practice Management: Risk & Compliance

Integrity and public trust: Avoiding an unruly mess

Esther Drabkin-Reiter examines how the court in Beckwith tied the scope of regulation by the SRA and the tribunal to a proper interpretation of th

27 Feb 2021

Veering off default

Matthew Duncan considers the judge’s approach to assessing damages where solicitors had been negligent in creating a trust scheme

26 Feb 2021

A climate for solicitor negligence?

Michael Young explains why he is unsuprised by an uptick in notification of negligence claims during covid-19

19 Feb 2021

£986,000 damages following firm’s professional negligence

An adult son who was disinherited by his mother has won almost £1m in damages for law firm negligence

05 Feb 2021

Who bears the burden?

John Binns considers the potential impact of imposing an additional burden on firms with the proposed AML levy

04 Feb 2021

SRA prosecution: at what price?

Susanna Heley comments on the regulator’s resistance to dropping proceedings against solicitor Z, despite significant risk to his life

04 Feb 2021

ID checks fine

Seatons Law has been fined by the SRA after admitting identity (ID) check failures and money laundering breaches. In 2018, it was instructed in various pro

29 Jan 2021

Putting employees first

Taking care of your employees should be at the heart of a firm’s compliance culture and initiatives, says Tracey Calvert

28 Jan 2021

Fines for transparency breaches

Ten law firms have been sanctioned by the regulator for breaches of the transparency rules in the first three weeks of 2021
 

22 Jan 2021

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