Welcome to the latest issue of SRA Update, the first since we introduced our new Standards and Regulations. A third of the length of the previous handbook and bringing in new freedoms for solicitors and firms, feedback has been positive and we have our first freelancers on the Solicitors Register. This edition of SRA Update tells you about what has changed.
We are also looking ahead and reminding everyone that we will also soon be asking those of you that fall within the scope of 2017 Money Laundering Regulations to make a declaration about your firm’s risk assessment. And, in a prompt on the risks associated with getting involved in dubious investment schemes, you can read about the Financial Conduct Authority ban on so-called mini bonds, which were emerging as a new alleged investment product.
You can find about all of these and more in this issue. Finally, I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.