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4th EU Money Laundering Regulations

The Fourth EU AML directive came into force on 26th June 2015 and it places an obligation on member states to implement its requirements by the 26th June 2017.

Don't become a cyber-attack victim

You will all be aware of the recent global cyber-attack which has affected more than 200,000 organisations throughout the world.

Full-blown Legal Comparison Websites Move Closer - Are You Ready?

The popularity of comparison sites such as Compare The Market is clear for everyone to see, but up until now there has not been a service such as this for law firms.

Is your accounts department safe?

Your accounts department is the one at greatest risk from fraud and theft, and it will be its activities that are the most targeted by criminals, whether it is to laund

Are You Looking After Your Vulnerable Clients?

Your firm is likely to be acting for at least one vulnerable client, so it is therefore imperative that you are able to recognise them and provide them with a service t

Financial Compliance

The last 12 months has seen a significant number of cases coming out of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal involving solicitors and their staff that have been found g

Is Your Reputation At Risk?

The well-known businessman Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it." If you think about that, you will do things

Cyber Insurance

The last 12-18 months has seen a real increase in the amount of cybercrime that has taken place, which has resulted in losses in the millions for law firms and their cl

Is your independence being compromised?

Many firms enter into relationships with third parties, but how many of these firms actually read the agreements and understand the potential consequences of the clause

Supply Chain Management

Over the last decade legal service providers’ business models have evolved to meet the demands of a dynamic and evolving commercial landscape.

Are you playing at Compliance?

The roles of Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) and Finance and Administration (COFA) have been with us for nearly three years, yet evidence shows that many h

Cybercrime: Should we let it stop the use of technology?

Cybercrime is a clear and present danger for all businesses, whether it is instigated by national governments, organised criminals, or hackers who just want to show the