Risk & Compliance

Processing as many as 88,000 conveyancing transactions a year, O’Neill Patient Solicitors (ONP) has long held investment in the right supporting technology to be a central pillar of its growth strategy. For example, the firm’s ‘online case tracker’ enables customers to update details, maintain regular contact and follow the progress of the work they’re paying for online.

FileTrail, a leader in next-generation information governance and records management software, announces its fall event schedule includes FileTrail partner user conferences, Tikit InFocus 2019 and both NetDocuments Elevate 2019 and Elevate EMEA, as well as ILTACON Europe 2019.

The SRA is introducing new standards, that are scheduled to take effect on 25 November 2019, to allow solicitors greater flexibility in how they work and simplify accounting rules. These changes continue in the vein of a less prescriptive approach to regulation by the SRA, while making it easier for the public to gain access to justice and ultimately still safeguarding the interests of consumers.

Enterprise Employees Convert Their Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides into Microsoft Office Files for Simple, Secure, and Efficient Communication with External Partners

Accellion, Inc., provider of the secure content communication platform that prevents data breaches and compliance violations from third party cyber risk, today announced secure, compliant, and convenient information sharing for enterprises using G Suite.

Risk and compliance in law firms is a booming career path and attracts many LLB and LPC graduates who may traditionally be looking at training contracts or paralegal roles. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Work in top law firms

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The Risk and Compliance function in a law firm has a wide range of responsibilities. Primarily it exists in order to mitigate and protect against risks and maintain compliance with relevant regulations and legislation - but what does that mean in practice? Different law firms organise their risk and compliance functions in different ways - in this article we talk about 4 of the main types of risk and compliance issues with which firms are concerned.

1. Conflicts of interest

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This is a situation we frequently see*, a strong candidate is under consideration and would normally be requested for interview, but for the 3 month notice period that does not sit well with the urgency of the hire. Here are a few things we think are important to consider when you have an urgent need for a permanent employee:

1. Is Filling the Role More Important than Hiring the Right Person?

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Whilst for some the idea of swapping rainy England for the sunny beaches of Australia or the lively streets of Hong Kong may be a no-brainer, we consistently hear from law firms that they struggle to get interest from their own risk and compliance professionals for these sorts of opportunities - here are a few reasons why opportunities overseas might be worth serious consideration:

1. Big Firm Compliance in a Small Team 

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Introduction

Lawyers work with some of the most sensitive information of any profession. An attorney or client can damage the outcome of a case by mishandling a single critical document, and even a small cyber breach can bring down an entire practice. Law firms therefore are constantly on the lookout for easier and more comprehensive ways to manage these risks.

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Plugin Lets Enterprise Employees Convert Their Google Docs into Microsoft Office Files and Share Them Externally with Complete Security and Compliance

Accellion, Inc., provider of the leading governance platform for sending, receiving, and sharing encrypted information, today announced secure, compliant, and convenient information sharing for enterprises using Google Drive.

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