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End of life… or not?

Fans of Radio 4’s ‘The Life Scientific’ may well have heard neuroscientist Adrian Owen recently discussing his research on patients in vegetative states and the impact this may have on end of life issues. Through technology such as MRI scans, Adrian has found that, contrary to popular belief, a prop…

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The revised SRA Accounts Rules: What to look out for

This article is provided in association with Infolegal Much has been made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) of how much shorter the rulebook for solicitors will be when the revised Standards and Regulations take effect in November 2019. The overall reduction will see the current 500 plus…

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SRA review of Transparency Rules compliance: The results revealed

This article is provided in association with Infolegal The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has recently reported on its review of the degree of compliance with the Transparency Rules which took effect in December last year. Given how easy it has been for the regulator to assess compliance wit…

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Enhanced reporting obligations under Standards and Regulations

This article is provided in association with Infolegal Under the new Standards and Regulations which come into force on 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), it will be mandatory to draw concerns and breaches of requirements to the regulator’s attention. The SRA has now final…

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Charity begins… in wills

Recent reports from the Co-op state that money left to charities via wills is increasing, and research suggests that smaller charities are the ones benefiting from this rise. This is good news for those charities, however, for a legal adviser, these legacies do require some specific drafting conside…

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As easy as ABCD: The SRA competence statement in practice

All solicitors must reflect upon and address their learning and development needs, and confirm that they have done this when renewing their practising certificate. An important thing to remember when reflecting on your professional competence is to consider your personal as well as your technical sk…

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