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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. Standing still is no...

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

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, sleep and breathe risk ma...

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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...

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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...

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The Benefits of File Reviews

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-consuming.  The SRA Standards and Reg...

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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...

COVID19

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...

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Changes to Money Laundering Regulations

The 5th Money Laundering Directive (‘5MLD’) was implemented into UK law on 10 January 2020. Its aim is to amend and strengthen the current Money Laundering Regulations (MLR). The 5MLD applies to all firms whose...