Practice Compliance

Every law firm has a legal duty to comply with the SRA Handbook and a raft of other legislation and regulations. Get it wrong and you personally face investigation, disciplinary action, fines and prosecution (not to mention the damage to your reputation).

LexisPSL Practice Compliance is an online risk and compliance toolkit designed to help your firm get in line and stay in line. With clear, concise notes written by leading experts in compliance, spelling out exactly what you need to do in practical terms. Plus all the forms, checklists, policies, registers, templates and examples you need to do it right. We even provide training aids to help you educate your staff in key compliance areas.

And our lawyers check all our content to make sure it’s always in line with the latest changes in the law and the marketplace. So you can be completely confident your house is in order, at all times.

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STOP PRESS: Draft Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) AML guidance was published on 20 January 2021. It awaits approval by HM Treasury and any content...
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4th May
Practice notes
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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4th May
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The compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) sits at the heart of the firm's regulatory arrangements. This does not mean that the firm and its...
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4th May
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This Practice Note sets out the requirements of the SRA Accounts Rules 2019 (the 2019 Rules), in force from 25 November 2019, together with supporting...
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4th May
Precedents
1DefinitionsModern Slavery Policy•means the Customer's anti-slavery and human trafficking policy as set out in Schedule [insert] as updated by the...
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4th May
Practice notes
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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4th May
Practice notes
The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 4th May
Practice notes
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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4th May
Precedents
In briefThis precedent links to: •a template created by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the ‘Set II’ or ‘2004’ EU Standard...
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4th May
Practice notes
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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4th May
Practice notes
Protection of confidential information is fundamental to your relationship with clients, both as a matter of law and as a matter of conduct. This duty...
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4th May
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What is an undertaking?An undertaking is:•a statement, given orally or in writing, whether or not it includes the word ‘undertake’ or ‘undertaking’•to...
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4th May
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The protection of confidential information is a fundamental feature of the solicitor-client relationship and a core professional principle. Solicitors...
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4th May
Precedents
1IntroductionThis financial sanctions policy is designed to ensure we comply with applicable financial sanctions laws made under the UK sanctions...
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4th May
Practice notes
The SRA Handbook 2011 sets out standards and requirements that individual lawyers and firms are expected to achieve and observe:•for the benefit of...
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4th May
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At 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition/implementation period, entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, came to an...
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This Practice Note tells you, on a month-by-month basis, whether we have amended existing content or published new content in Practice Compliance....
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29th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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29th Jan
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia;...
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29th Jan
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This Practice Note explores issues and best practice relating to the sharing of personal data between controllers (including joint controllers and...
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29th Jan
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This Practice Note primarily addresses the UK data protection laws where a processor will process personal data on behalf of a controller in a...
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29th Jan
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 29th Jan
Practice notes
On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note introduces:•the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation...
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29th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note primarily addresses the UK data protection laws.On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the...
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Produced in partnership with Marina Paul 29th Jan
Practice notes
On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. Given the extensive data flows between the EEA and UK, equivalent EEA data...
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29th Jan
Q&As
Requirements for lawful processing of personal dataAn organisation cannot simply process personal data because it wishes to do so. It can only process...
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29th Jan
Precedents
In briefThis precedent links to:•a template created by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the ‘2010’ EU Standard Contractual Clauses...
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29th Jan
Precedents
In briefThis precedent links to: •a template created by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the ‘Set II’ or ‘2004’ EU Standard...
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29th Jan
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[Name of individual making request][Address of individual making request][Date of this response]Dear [insert name of individual making request]I am...
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29th Jan
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1Consent to terms and conditions—not data processing consent[Insert Terms and conditions you are seeking consent for, eg your T&Cs in relation to the...
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1BackgroundName and position of person(s) conducting assessment [Insert name]Date of assessment[Insert date]2Proposed processingSummary of proposed...
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29th Jan
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[Name of individual making request][Address of individual making request][Date of this response]Dear [insert name of individual making request]I am...
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29th Jan
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[Name of individual making request][Address of individual making request][Date of this response]Dear [insert name of individual making request]I am...
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Q&As
The SRA Standards and Regulations 2019 are silent on this exact point.The SRA had previously indicated in ethics guidance published in 2015 (no longer...
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29th Jan
Practice notes
This document reflects the UK GDPR regime. References and links to the GDPR refer to the UK GDPR (Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679) unless expressly...
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Produced in partnership with DG Legal 29th Jan
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This Practice Note is intended to help you:•identify the information and data that your firm holds and that your firm is responsible for (sometimes...
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Produced in partnership with DG Legal 29th Jan

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