LPM April 2018: Deregulation – The right direction?

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This month, LPM magazine finds out how SME firms might...

ILFM training event: SRA accounts rules - Bath

Event - 25/05/2017 : Bath, legal finance, legal finance training, solicitors regulation authority, VAT, Finance, Training and educational courses

This one day workshop provides a full review of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011. This day is particularly valuable for those looking for a refresher course or who are new to legal finance. Cashiers are often involved in the preparation of the COFA...

ILFM training event: SRA accounts rules - Chester

Event - 25/05/2017 : Chester, legal finance, legal finance training, solicitors regulation authority, VAT, Finance, Training and educational courses

This one day workshop provides a full review of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011. This day is particularly valuable for those looking for a refresher course or who are new to legal finance. Cashiers are often involved in the preparation of the COFA...

Pro bono work - free of charge doesn’t mean free of risk

Resource - 11/05/2016 : pro bono work, professional indemnity, risks, solicitors regulation authority, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

ARTICLE BY MATT FARMAN, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRMS AT HOWDEN PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY

Free of charge doesn’t mean free of risk so it’s important to understand what cover your PI policy offers for pro-bono work...

Quill’s timely cybersecurity guidance for law firms

News Article - 07/04/2016 : cyber risk, cybercrime, IT, Panama Papers, Readit, solicitors regulation authority, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Cybercrime is a hot topic which continues to dominate the legal and national press. Headline news from the last week alone has revealed the Panama Papers debacle leaking 11.5 million confidential legal documents, and reported 48 hacking attacks...

Stephens Scown to be first ‘shared ownership’ UK200 firm

News Article - 04/03/2016 : General, law firm, solicitors regulation authority, Stephens Scown, UK 200

West Country firm Stephens Scown is to become the first UK 200 law firm to operate under a shared ownership model.

Last month, The Lawyer revealed that ...

The speculation surrounding the SRA’s proposed changes to the minimum compulsory level of professional indemnity cover

Resource - 27/01/2016 : Finance, Janine Parker, Legal Practice Management, Legal Practice Management magazine, practice management, pricing, professional indemnity, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, UK law firms, Finance, Practice Management

This blog post by Janine Parker from Paragon International Insurance Brokers was also featured as a column in the ...

SearchFlow forecasts a buoyant property market amid a sea change for the conveyancing sector

News Article - 05/01/2016 : 2016, conveyancing, Legal Services Act, property market, solicitors regulation authority, Practice Management

Maud Rousseau, group marketing and communications director of SearchFlow, takes a look at the property market for the conveyancing sector for 2016.

“Last year, we witnessed a buoyant housing market with consumer confidence remaining...

First “teaching law firm” for students granted ABS licence

News Article - 09/10/2015 : ABS, General, NLS legal advice centre, solicitors regulation authority

Nottingham Law School (NLS) has created the first “teaching law firm” for students after being granted an alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The licence will give students the...

Legal Focus – Spring 2015

Resource - 16/03/2015 : General, hazlewoods, legal finance, legal risk and compliance, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Finance

Download the latest Legal Focus Spring 2015 publication. Featuring an article about the SRA Consultation on Accountant’s Reports and a year end tax planning checklist.

Download the PDF above to read the articles in full.

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Quill becomes Purple Legal Network recommended supplier

News Article - 05/03/2015 : case management system, document management system, legal BD, legal business development, legal marketing, Legal Practice Management, legal software, practice management, quill pinpoint, solicitors regulation authority, SRA Accounts Rules, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

Quill Pinpoint has announced its partnership with Purple Legal Network, a national support and referral group for law firms. Quill joins as a...

SRA stays on report over ABS licensing

News Article - 24/02/2015 : ABS, alternative business structure, legal risk, legal services board, LSB, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Risk & Compliance

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to remain on report over its performance in licensing alternative business structures (ABSs) until it outlines how it will stop making “disproportionate” requests for information from...

Who is best placed to perform the COLP role in your law firm?

Blog post - 23/02/2015 : COLF, COLP, Finance, legal compliance, legal finance, legal risk, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Finance, Practice Management

This blog post was also featured as a column in the February issue of Legal Practice Management magazine. Download here (6MB file) to read the issue in full or visit the...

LSB to call on regulators to make law firms and chambers “accountable” over diversity

News Article - 20/02/2015 : Bar Standard Board, Diversity data, equality and diversity, legal compliance, legal futures, legal risk and compliance, legal services board, LSB, regulatory standards, solicitors regulation authority, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

Regulators need to do more with the diversity data they now collect in order to drive improvements in recruitment and particularly progression and retention within the profession, the Legal Services Board (LSB) will shortly say.

But the...

SRA ‘sorry’ for confusion over trainee numbers

News Article - 20/02/2015 : legal compliance, legal risk, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, trainee solicitor contracts, Risk & Compliance

Regulator apologises for mix-up between training contracts and periods of recognised training for last 12 months

The SRA has apologised to the profession following what it has described as 'confusion' over the...