Flag it Up – How can solicitors work to identify and tackle the risk of money laundering in the UK?

Organised crime costs the UK more than £24 billion each year – that’s £1 a day per citizen. The fact that criminals are using the services of legal professionals in order to try to hide the origins of their illicit funds is nothing new, but there are important questions that solicitors must ask themselves to…
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Preparations for MiFID II: IT teams ahead of their Risk & Compliance colleagues within Financial Institutions

A recent study from Aeriandi of IT decision makers and Risk & Compliance managers within UK financial services businesses, has revealed a concerning lack of preparation and understanding of the requirements of MiFID II legislation coming into force in January 2018. The study, carried out in January 2017 shows that managers and decision makers within…
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The impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR will come into effect on 25th May 2018 and has been described as the biggest shake-up of data protection law for 20 years. James Wickes, CEO and co-founder of cloud-based visual surveillance company Cloudview, looks at the changes businesses need to make and the consequences of getting it wrong. Data protection is a…
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CFAS, Costs And Professional Conduct Issues – A Whistle Stop Tour Of The Latest Principles To Emerge

A string of recent case law in the UK has provided those of us working in the legal profession with a number of important reminders and clarification on certain points of law in relation to our client retainer and costs. A number of significant principles have surfaced or in some cases re-emerged over the last…
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Non-litigation Options to Resolve Family Dispute

Family lawyers throughout the UK are increasingly looking for processes which are more human, subtle and responsive to their client’s needs. As family law solicitors know well, life is never predictable when the most intimate emotional and financial aspects of people’s lives are thrown open to scrutiny and come under (real or perceived) attack. That’s…
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