Welcome to the latest issue of SRA Update. In this edition, you will find details of how we intend to update our approach to issuing financial penalties, designed to make the process quicker and less burdensome for all involved. We are also keen to hear from you on issues such as how long details about disciplinary decisions against solicitors should remain in the public domain, and what our approach should be on regulating pre-paid funeral plans. You can also find out about the latest cybercrime trends, and let us know how the risk looks from your perspective.
Although new technology brings risks, it also creates significant opportunities. Please do join us for our face-to-face events in Brighton and Swansea looking at the practical use of technology and innovation. You can also find out about our upcoming webinars on anti-money laundering and the unbundling of services.
Welcome to the latest issue of SRA Update. In this compliance edition, you can find out about our new guidance on immigration and claims management works, as well as updated guidance on client confidentiality, in particular with reference to disclosure to the Legal Ombudsman. We also highlight what you need to do in relation to publishing your firm’s diversity data and to comply with our current request to provide information relating to work that may be within scope of anti-money laundering regulations.