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AML Compliance. What you shouldn’t be doing.

Money Laundering continues to top the regulatory landscape. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine last year, the issue is now at the political forefront. The Register of Overseas Entities, launched in August 202...

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Three years in. What have we learned?

As it is now three years since the launch of Compliance Legal, we thought that it would be a good time to reflect on what we have learned through our interaction with the legal profession. Our key learnings: S...

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Why a second pair of eyes, and ears, isn’t always a bad thing

Compliance Consultants With the recent increase in law firms looking to work with compliance consultants, we look at why businesses outsource some of their regulatory duties. As compliance consultants live, sl...

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Thinking of setting up a law firm?

Are you a legal professional or non-lawyer seeking entry and regulatory approval into the legal services market? Or you may be an existing firm looking to restructure your business model? There are some key req...


Top 5 Tips for your COLP

All SRA regulated law firms must have a Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (‘COLP’) in place. The COLP must be a manager or employee, as defined by the SRA Glossary, and formally approved into this role. Som...

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SRA Transparency Rules

SRA Transparency Rules. Grace period is at an end.   We previously published a blog on how your firm should be complying with the SRA Transparency Rules (‘the Rules’). Despite the Rules coming into force in Dec...


The Benefits of File Reviews

Are these lengthy reviews needed? We recently received an enquiry from a solicitor. He questioned whether his firm needed to continue carrying out file reviews, as the process had become cumbersome and time-con...

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How to stay compliant during COVID-19

The SRA recently announced that they would be taking a ‘pragmatic’ approach to reports of non-compliance by solicitors and firms during the COVID-19 period, and every breach reported to the regulator would be a...

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COVID-19 Update

In light of the current health situation businesses are having to adapt the ways that they work. The legal sector is no different, with remote staff supervision and client complaints being two key areas. We hav...

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Compliance Legal Featured on Legal Futures

We are delighted to announce that Compliance Legal are now featured on the Legal Futures directory for Compliance Services. Legal Futures is the leading legal news resource tracking the fast-evolving legal land...