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Avoid being sanctioned for breaching sanctions – navigating the new rules

Avoid being sanctioned for breaching sanctions – navigating the new rules

The world has witnessed the deplorable humanitarian consequences which have resulted from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but there are commercial conse ...

Hooray for hybrid? Don’t forget the risks

Hooray for hybrid? Don’t forget the risks

As we leave lockdown most law firms are developing new ways of working, supported by policies that allow for some element of homeworking. This flexibl ...

As predicted? Some recent decisions in regulatory proceedings against solicitors

As predicted? Some recent decisions in regulatory proceedings against solicitors

Over the past year, in a number of articles and during the course of events, we have made a series of predictions. Some recently published cases have ...

Undertakings – a difficult undertaking?

Undertakings – a difficult undertaking?

The Supreme Court has provided some guidance as to the limits of solicitors’ undertakings. We look at what this means in practice. In the case of Harc ...

A reminder for conveyancers about paying proceeds of sale to third parties

A reminder for conveyancers about paying proceeds of sale to third parties

The recent decision in Lennon and another v Englefield and others [2021] EWHC 1473 (QB) provides some comfort for solicitors who are instructed to tra ...

Regulatory outlook part 1 – lessons from recent cases

Regulatory outlook part 1 – lessons from recent cases

In recent months, there does now appear to be more recognition of solicitors’ personal circumstances which might require the SRA to take a different a ...

Regulatory outlook part 2 – a change of approach by the SRA?

Regulatory outlook part 2 – a change of approach by the SRA?

Some commentators are questioning whether the SRA will become more lenient in light of increased criticism, both from the Courts and from the professi ...

Residential conveyancing update - the challenge of change

Residential conveyancing update - the challenge of change

Residential conveyancers are used to responding to change, this year more than ever. A number of existing and proposed changes continue to challenge c ...

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: Conveyancers

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Conveyancers

This is the first in a series of risk management alerts for law firms. We will be publishing articles which we hope will be relevant to all of the cor ...