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There is a risk of conflict of interest between in-house lawyers and their employers if in-house legal functions in financial services are included in the Financial Conduct Authority's senior managers regime (SMR).
A strong and vibrant legal profession is vital to ensuring that the rule of law is upheld. A report from the International Bar Association (IBA) identifies areas where legal independence is under attack across the world, including in the UK.
Brexit: Maintaining cross-border rightsIn the third of a five-part series on the legal ramifications of Brexit, our chief executive Catherine Dixon argues that cross-border practising rights must be a priority.
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Party conferences an opportunity to discuss Brexit prioritiesBrexit is the hot topic of conversation as the political parties hold their annual party conferences. Read what we've been saying to decision makers.
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Criminal law Q&A: What should I do if a client in prison contacts me using an unlawfully possessed mobile phone?
In this Q&A a solicitor wants to know how they should act if an imprisoned client calls them from a mobile phone.
Our private practice earnings figures show the solicitor profession is making encouraging but slow progress in closing the pay gap between genders.
We have responded to the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) request for information on reserved activities, highlighting the importance of these activities to consumers and the economy.
We have updated our FAQs to help solicitors ensure they comply with the new Solicitors Regulation Authority's continuing competence scheme. You must move to this new system by 1 November.
Lasting Powers of Attorney, 3rd edition
Small Firms Division annual conference 2016 - 3.5 CPD hours
Competition Section Seminar - Brexit part 2: Litigation and Enforcement - 1 CPD hours
This one-hour seminar will focus on the implications of Brexit for practitioners working in antitrust enforcement and competition litigation. Topics include Brexit's affect on competition enforcement and what it means for the UK as a jurisdiction in relation to follow-on actions.
Judicial appointments: Interview training for solicitors - 5.5 CPD hours
This course will equip solicitor applicants with the skills to help enhance their application and interview performance. You will leave the day with a plan of action on how to progress your application and clarity on how to improve your chances of success.
Beginners guide to unbundling legal services - 0.5 CPD hour
Deepen your understanding of the benefits and challenges of unbundling your legal services. You will learn to assess when you should offer this option to your clients and also develop the skills necessary to make an informed decision on the risks involved.
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