Friday, January 6, 2017

Compliance Update January 2017

We begin 2017 with an industry update including the threat of cybercrime and any regulatory changes for the coming year. Brian discusses the increasing concern of criminals targeting your accounts department and our poll evaluates your risk mitigation strategy in the event of a Partner leaving the firm and that steps are being taken to ensure your firm is upholding its reputation.

Below you may view a recording of the session as well as download a copy of the slides attached to this article for your own use.

During this month’s update a number of key developments and issues were highlighted, including: 

·         Email hacking

·         SRA investigating firms dealing with holiday sickness claims

·         Diversity survey 2017

·         Law Society CEO resigns

·         VAT on CON29 searches

·         4th EU Money Laundering Directive update

·         Romance fraud

·         Criminals targeting accounts staff

·         KWM case study

·         Trustee/LPA obligations

If you have any questions or would like any further information regarding any of the topics covered in this edition please do not hesitate to contact If you would like to register to attend future editions you may do this here.

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