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September 2018 Newsletter

AML Webinar and Resources

We have published our webinar on Anti Money Laundering which gives advice and guidance on new material we have published on our website along with insight gained from recent Practice inspections. At the same time we have created a new AML toolkit on our website which brings together rules, guidance, advice and resources to support you compliance with AML requirements.


Legal Ombudsman guidance on complaints and cybercrime

The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has published guidance that lays out what they expect from service providers who have been the victim of a cybercrime attack.

LeO recognises that the steps you take to protect your firm and your clients will differ depending on the risks you have assessed, your needs and the size of your firm. This document provides some basic guidance on what you need to consider and how they will treat complaints regarding cybercrime that come to us.


Digital Escrow Webinar

Representatives from Shieldpay and Premier Property Lawyers discussed the trial of a digital escrow system for the transfer of funds in property transactions in a webinar we recently co-hosted with Central Law Training. In the webinar they discussed the key challenges and risks facing conveyancers in relation to the management of transaction funds, their experience of trialling a digital escrow system and the potential benefits of the approach for conveyancers and their clients.

The webinar can be viewed here.


Will we see you in Liverpool?

In the first of a series of events with regional law societies, we’ll be presenting an afternoon seminar at Liverpool Law Society on Wednesday 7th November on the future of conveyancing.

The event led by CLC’s Chief Executive, Sheila Kumar, will examine the developments all conveyancing practices need to be preparing for. The event is free to attend, but places are limited so please register now here.


Quick guide to Acting as Ancillary Insurance Intermediaries

We have published a quick guide to the Acting as Ancillary Insurance Intermediaries (AAIIC) which is intended only as an introduction to AAIIC and to help you understand the nature of the changes which are being introduced on 1 October 2018.



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