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Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Corporate Offence of Failing to Prevent Tax Evasion

Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Corporate Offence of Failing to Prevent Tax Evasion CPD

Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Corporate Offence of Failing to Prevent Tax Evasion

October 19 2017
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Shortly before Government was dissolved for the General Election, the Criminal Finances Act was passed. As part of the Government’s Action plan to tackle money laundering, terrorist financing and corruption, the Act introduced new investigation and information sharing powers for law enforcement and the regulated sector. Most notably, and of widest application, is the introduction of the new corporate offence of failing to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion, which came in effect on the 30th September. If found guilty, firms can face unlimited fines in respect of acts done by their employees and associated persons. Firms which can demonstrate they have reasonable prevention procedures in place will have a defence.

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Criminal Finances Act 2017 Webinar

Criminal Finances Act 2017 Webinar CPD

Criminal Finances Act 2017 Webinar

October 19 2017
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Our webinar answers some frequently asked questions around the new Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Corporate Offence of Failing to Prevent Tax Evasion and provides guidance on your next steps to ensure compliance.

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Continuing Competence Webinar

Continuing Competence Webinar CPD

Continuing Competence Webinar

September 20 2017
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Our webinar explains what the new Competence framework means for you, and provides guidance on your next steps to ensure compliance.

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Continuing Competence

Continuing Competence Guidance

Continuing Competence

September 11 2017
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31st October 2016 saw the end of the 16 hours CPD regime - replaced by Continuing Competence. Our webinar, and accompanying article answer some of the frequently asked questions around the Competence framework.

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Our recent feature in the Solicitor's Journal

Our recent feature in the Solicitor's Journal News

Our recent feature in the Solicitor's Journal

July 11 2017

James Turnbull and Steve Holland feature in the Solicitor's Journal giving their expert insight into BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland and the Solicitor's Market.

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The Biggest Change to AML in a Decade

The Biggest Change to AML in a Decade Guidance

The Biggest Change to AML in a Decade

July 05 2017
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Monday 26th June 2017 saw The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 come into force, just 3 days after they were passed. Much of the 2007 regulations remain intact, however, there are considerable amendments and additions and below are highlighted those most relevant to lawyers.

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The Impact of Phishing - Webinar

The Impact of Phishing - Webinar Event

The Impact of Phishing - Webinar

This webinar will provide guidance risk mitigation and cyber security following results of a recent phishing exercise conducted on 120 law firms.

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Prepare for the biggest changes to AML in a decade: Watch our Webinar

Prepare for the biggest changes to AML in a decade:  Watch our Webinar CPD

Prepare for the biggest changes to AML in a decade: Watch our Webinar

June 07 2017
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New AML Regulations are due to come into force early this summer. Law firms need to be able to meet the new requirements when they come into force. Watch our webinar, by AML expert Amy Bell, to help ensure you are best prepared for the changes.

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Protecting yourself from Ransomware: lessons from the NHS systems crash

Protecting yourself from Ransomware: lessons from the NHS systems crash News

Protecting yourself from Ransomware: lessons from the NHS systems crash

May 15 2017

'It could happen to you!' This is the message to take from the recent NHS computer crash following the "wannacry" virus attack. We outline some simple protections to help you stay safe online

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Conveyancing Phishing emails alert

Conveyancing Phishing emails alert News

Conveyancing Phishing emails alert

May 02 2017

As the latest government report reveals that phishing emails are responsible for the vast majority of information security breaches, we take a look at some of the latest scams

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AIG Aggregation Case - Supreme court overturn Appeal decision

AIG Aggregation Case - Supreme court overturn Appeal decision News

AIG Aggregation Case - Supreme court overturn Appeal decision

March 22 2017

AIG has been successful in overturning the Court of Appeal decision interpreting the aggregation clause in a Professional Indemnity policy

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Leasehold properties - Grounds for concern for solicitors?

Leasehold properties - Grounds for concern for solicitors? News

Leasehold properties - Grounds for concern for solicitors?

March 06 2017

Ground rents are proving a source of concern for property lawyers - with potential claims exposure for some firms. We consider what steps you should take to manage your risk exposure and prevent future claims.

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Client Account Dangers Exposed

Client Account Dangers Exposed News

Client Account Dangers Exposed

February 21 2017

A recent Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal decision highlights the dangers of firms accidentally misusing their client account.

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