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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

This checklist highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation which will come into force May 25th. 

Staff Diversity Survey - Avoiding the pitfalls

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) initially set May 2017 as the time when it expected all regulated firms to feed in its diversity data to its

GDPR – The Clock is ticking and the ICO won't wait!

The European Union General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR as most people now refer to it, will come into force on 25 May 2018, and will replace

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

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

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 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