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What is the appropriate level of professional indemnity cover for your Practice? A Guide to Top Up Insurance

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What is the appropriate level of professional indemnity cover for your Practice? A Guide to Top Up Insurance

March 22 2018

Top-up insurance (also known as excess layer insurance) is cover above, or in excess of, the compulsory primary indemnity limit set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). It is the principal’s responsibility to assess whether this minimum level of coverage is sufficient for their practice. Our guide takes you through some basic steps to help you decide whether you need additional top up coverage.

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Important Alert: SRA Participating Insurer's Parent company placed in interim Liquidation

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Important Alert: SRA Participating Insurer's Parent company placed in interim Liquidation

February 26 2018

On the 7th February 2018, Financial security agency AM Best issued CBL Insurance with an amended financial strength rating of B ++ under review with negative implications. The situation has since worsened and the New Zealand regulator via the High Court as of 23rd February 2018 has placed CBL Insurance into interim liquidation.

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How to spot criminals targeting your firm to launder money

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How to spot criminals targeting your firm to launder money

February 09 2018
Author Amy Bell

Criminals target Law Firms to launder their illicit funds, this isn’t new news. It is estimated that over £90bn a year is laundered through the UK. The government is concerned about this and has recently issued the second National Risk Assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing (NRA).

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A Practical Guide for Managing Data Risk with consideration for GDPR

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A Practical Guide for Managing Data Risk with consideration for GDPR

February 09 2018
Author Amy Bell

Are you concerned about managing your data or perhaps you're not clear on your firms retention/destruction requirements with GDPR looming on the horizon? Our risk consultant Amy Bell has put together a practical guide for managing data risk with consideration for GDPR. Click on right hand side to download the full guide.

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End of Year Review

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End of Year Review

January 02 2018
Author Amy Bell

The year 2017 has been busier than most in compliance and 2018 shows no signs of slowing down. So, what should you have ticked off your to do list by now, and what do you need to add for next year?

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

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

October 19 2017
Author Amy Bell

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

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Criminal Finances Act 2017 Webinar

October 19 2017
Author Amy Bell

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

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Continuing Competence Webinar

September 20 2017
Author Amy Bell

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

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Continuing Competence

September 11 2017
Author Amy Bell

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

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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

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The Biggest Change to AML in a Decade

July 05 2017
Author Amy Bell

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

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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

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

June 07 2017
Author Amy Bell

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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