Most firms have met the 1 November deadline for registration.
If you have not registered your firm yet, you need to act immediately.
The Government has published its second National Risk Assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing: http://bit.ly/2zlBJi2.
As expected, the assessment found that legal professionals are at risk of money laundering because of the potential to use client accounts to distance funds from their illicit source, and property transactions continue to be identified as at risk to money laundering, though much less so to terrorist financing.
Read our latest anti-money laundering guidance.
Find out what steps you can take to help protect your firm and your clients.
The National Cyber Security Centre has a new guide for small businesses.
The five steps the NCSC Small Business Guide suggests small businesses follow are:
We’re consulting on how to implement recommendations from the Competition and Markets Authority aimed at providing better information to help consumers choose their lawyer.
The key proposals are that
We’re running a series of webinars to explore the issues with you and to help you think about how you want to respond to our formal consultation.
You can watch past webinars or register for upcoming ones at these links.
Quality information (webinar held on 25th October 2017)
Service information (webinar held on 1st November 2017)
SQA would like to invite licensed Conveyancers, Solicitors, and FCILEx practitioners to help shape the national apprenticeship programme.
SQA is inviting qualified lawyers to apply for roles as Writers and Peer Reviewers for the Conveyancing Technician and Licensed Conveyancer end-point assessment of the apprenticeship programme.
If you are interested in sharing your occupational expertise and would like to find out more about how to become involved in the national apprenticeships programme, SQA is recruiting to a number of positons.
Find out more from the SQA: http://bit.ly/2yZAX9L
The government is asking for ideas and evidence on how the home buying and selling process can be improved.
We urge all conveyancers to read and respond to the Call for Evidence.
On 28th November you can join our webinar with Beth Rudolf of the Conveyancing Association and Matt Prior of the Department for Communities and Local Government, who is leading this work in government.
We’re looking to appoint new lawyer members to our governing Council. These are important positions that help shape the future of specialist conveyancing and probate.
(This recruitment is being managed for us by the Whitehall and Industry Group)
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