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Articles by Clare Hughes-Williams

Practice Reminders – treating your client account as a bank account

Practice Reminders – treating your client account as a bank account

To illustrate the Rule, the SRA has produced an updated Warning Notice which provides guidance on use of client account and provides some case studies ...

Data Protection & Brexit for Solicitors

Data Protection & Brexit for Solicitors

The Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2018 were rooted in European Directives and Regulations. However data protection laws have not gone away as a result ...

Solicitors’ cyber cover – going quietly?

Solicitors’ cyber cover – going quietly?

Potential changes to the scope of cover for cyber-related claims Never before has the legal profession relied so heavily on its IT systems as it has s ...

Is the tide changing for junior lawyers

Is the tide changing for junior lawyers

Just over a year ago we commented on the Court’s decision in the cases of SRA v James, Naylor and MacGregor.

Solicitors' Risks in Brief Newsletter - August 2020

Solicitors' Risks in Brief Newsletter - August 2020

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Law firms are undoubtedly challenging places to work no matter how good the culture within the firm. They have traditionally been fairly “macho” envir ...

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Family Law

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Family Law

The coronavirus pandemic has created a host of issues for family lawyers. In this article we consider some possible solutions to the risks to firms p ...

No let-up in regulation by the SRA – but is it time for a change of approach?

No let-up in regulation by the SRA – but is it time for a change of approach?

The lockdown arising from Covid-19 has not meant that the SRA has lost its focus on regulating the profession. On 8 June, for the first time it opened ...

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Drafting and Executing Wills

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Drafting and Executing Wills

*UPDATE – 25/07/2020* Since this article was first published, the Government has announced its intention to legalise the remote witnessing of wills vi ...

Litigating during the pandemic

Litigating during the pandemic

This is the second in a series of risk management alerts for law firms. We have already provided property practitioners with our views on the risks re ...