The SRA Transparency Rules – Is your website compliant?

As most of you will (or should) be aware, the SRA Transparency Rules (the Rules) came into force back in December 2018 requiring firms to publish price and service information if they publish that they work in the following areas:Residential conveyancing;Probate (uncontested);Motoring offences (summary offences);Immigration (excluding asylum);Employment tribunals (unfair/wrongful dismissal);Debt…

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The benefits of Electronic Verification

The world of electronic verification is an ever-evolving industry, with some providers supporting features like facial recognition, authentication of documents, direct access bank account information, and PEP and Sanctions screening.Electronic verification should provide you with a level of certainty that the individual is who they say they are and, for…

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Buying properties with funds from China

Well, the NCA certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons recently at The Law Society’s Anti Money Laundering Conference.This is something I’ve been talking to clients about for about 5 years. In that time there have been some misunderstandings, both on the part of practitioners and law enforcement.The issue surrounds…

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What happens to GDPR on exit day?

GDPR during the transition periodAs we’re all well aware, the UK will finally leave the European Union later today. The UK and the EU will then have until 31 December 2020 (the “transition period”, provided for in the withdrawal agreement) to negotiate an agreement setting out their future relationship. This…

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