Computer GDPR One Year On

GDPR one year on: four tips

It’s now just over a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across Europe. The run up to the enforcement date of 25 May 2018 was full of drama: panic about multi-million pound fines for infringements and a flurry of (often unnecessary) emails requesting consent.The…

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Chin Chin – daughters celebrate finding of undue influence

As a practitioner, it is often hard to ascertain when influence becomes 'undue'. Where elderly and other vulnerable clients are concerned, this is particularly true as lines can easily become blurred as relationships change. As old age and ill health set in, many people do rely more heavily on othe…

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25 November 2019: Implementation date for SRA Standards and Regulations

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has announced that the new Standards and Regulations will come into force on 25 November 2019. This gives firms extra time to get ready, as the implementation date was previously anticipated to be in the summer. However, these are significant changes that will req…

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Website woes: Is yours compliant with the transparency rules?

Recent announcements by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to randomly check 500 firm websites for compliance with the transparency rules may well cause panic among some law firms. The new transparency rules came into effect in December 2018, requiring firms to publish pricing information for cert…

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Goodbye SRA Handbook, hello Standards and Regulations

In the seven and a bit years since the Handbook came into force, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has been in constant update mode. It’s now up to 400+ pages and version 21; little wonder it’s difficult for solicitors to keep up. In March, the SRA is expected to release the long-awaited final ve…

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Will drafting dilemmas

For those who think that Will drafting is an easy job, the Will of Violet Hamblen-Thomas is an interesting example of just how tricky Will drafting can be. On the face of it, a sensible sounding set of clauses may actually contain gaps and, on strict interpretation, not reflect the testator's wishes…

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