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GDPR: The myths and the reality

By now, everyone working in the legal sector should be aware that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into force on May 25th.

VAT on Disbursements

The First-tier Tax Tribunal decision in Brabners LLP v HMRC has concluded that electronic searches cannot be treated as disbursements for VAT purposes (Paper searches w

GDPR is coming in 6 weeks…

Everyone is talking about it and data security and privacy has been brought more to the fore front after the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Treading a tightrope on the use of NDAs

To gag or not to gag, that is the question…

GDPR Common FAQs

  1. Does GDPR apply to us?

GDPR emails from third parties: What do they mean?

In recent weeks you may have received many emails from third parties telling you that they are looking into GDPR and are taking their obligations very seriously; what d

The Insurance Distribution Directive is being delayed!

To recap,  the IDD is a re-write of the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD) and is aimed at not only insurers but those that distribute it, including brokers and those

Do other regulated entities have lessons to learn from the Oxfam allegations?

It is alleged that the behaviour that is now hitting the news headlines went unreported to regulators due to concerns over the damage that could be done to Oxfam's repu

Scotland’s legal sector – ready for reform?

The Law Society of Scotland is currently helping to spearhead some major new changes in the legal system north of the border.

How to deal with unidentified transfers into your client account

A client has deposited a sum of money in our client account but we can’t trace them!

Mandatory AML Information Requirement

In accordance with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (‘the Regulations’), the Solicitors Regul