Press release archive for 2018

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LSB gives go-ahead to the first stage of reforms to how solicitors qualify, 27 March 2018

Responding to the Legal Services Board’s approval of the framework for changes to how solicitors are admitted to the profession, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has urged employers and education suppliers to push ahead with their preparations for the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination(SQE).

SRA consults on changes to legal insurance and compensation rules, 23 March 2018

We have today published proposals designed to make sure users of legal services get the appropriate level of protection, and in turn benefit from a more competitive marketplace and increased choice. The proposed changes would see the removal of the current ‘one-size-fits-all’ rules on professional indemnity insurance (PII), meaning firms could take out cover that better reflects the work they do.

SRA statement: CBL Insurance Europe dac (CBLIE), 20 March 2018

On 26 February 2018, the Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) announced that CBL Insurance Europe dac (CBLIE) had been placed into provisional administration.

Call for solicitors to provide clearer conveyancing information, especially to first-time buyers, 16 March 2018

A newly published report by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) into the conveyancing market

No excuse for inappropriate use of NDAs, law firms warned, 12 March 2018

We have warned law firms that non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) should not be used to prevent the reporting of professional misconduct. In a warning notice, we have reminded law firms that potential professional misconduct by a person or firm should be reported to us.

Money laundering review finds most law firms doing well but urges others to comply, 02 March 2018

Our review of 50 firms has shown that although most law firms are doing what is needed to tackle money laundering, some need to do more.

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