Risk & Compliance

Disabled lawyers bullied and disadvantaged

The legal profession has a long way to go to address poor behaviour, said a report that revealed many disabled lawyers experience bullying, pain and fatigue in the workplace. 

5AMLD: firms must take 'immediate' action, but guidance delayed

Law firms have been ordered by the regulator to review their anti-money laundering processes and take immediate action if necessary. 

‘Triggered’ solicitor struck off for dishonest letter

A claimant personal injury lawyer who had an unblemished record in practice for more than two decades agreed to being struck off after admitting dishones

Insightful misconduct

Learning lessons from previous mistakes is an important factor for the disciplinary tribunals when determining sanctions, says Susann

Help! I’m the new COFA

Taking on the role of compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA) requires sound knowledge and financial skills as well as firmwide teamwork, says Trace

Keeping a secret

Training and appropriate policies should create the right foundation for confidentiality and data protection compliance in practice, says Trace

SRA publishes Risk Outlook

Money laundering, dubious investment schemes, and the perils of losing information or money to cybercrime are highlighted as risks in the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Ris