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What has the Compli team been discussing recently? Find out from our news service and please feel free to contact a member of our team for more information about any of the issues highlighted below.

SRA refers solicitors to disciplinary tribunal for misuse of client account

SRA refers three solicitors to Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in respect of allegations that they allowed client account to be used as a "banking…

Soicitor banned from practice for dishonesty in application

The SDT have banned a solicitor from practice for 18 months following her revelation that she had ‘upgraded’ her 2:2 degree to a 2:1 on her…

MoJ fails to meet gift and hospitality transparency requirements

It has recently been reported by the National Audit Office that the MoJ has failed to meet transparency requirements relating to gifts and…

Hot topic: SRA revisits firms in anti-money laundering work

At the SRA’s 2015 Risk & Compliance Conference, Paul Philip said that one in 10 of firms audited for anti-money laundering compliance need a second…

Hot topic: Consumer credit U-turn

It was revealed this week that the SRA has been successful in persuading HM Treasury to agree to changes in consumer credit regulation.

Hot topic: succession planning

According to recent research, many lawyers are not yet prepared for retirement and 55% expect to continue working beyond the age of 65.

Lawyer looking for love? Let's hope the SRA approves...

This Valentine’s Day, will you be searching for that special someone to send your heart all a flutter? Well, don’t waste your time.

Hot topic: bonfire at the SRA

In a recent application to the High Court, the SRA was granted permission to destroy hundreds of thousands of documents obtained through historic…

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