Risk & Compliance
Cybercrime is becoming an ever more frequent and sophisticated threat to law firms. At the same time regulatory compliance is becoming tougher, the penalties for non-compliance are escalating, and clients are insisting on exceptional security standards.
Whilst fully automated legal analysis is still some distance away, a number of notable applications are already available—and some impressive commercially available functionality within a few years is highly realistic. As law firms start to incorporate within their practices machine learning and AI tools, discussions between providers and clients will and should include questions around both reliability and liability.
Firm with private client expertise requires a Legal and Compliance Manager to provide legal advice to the wills and estate planning team and undertake compliance duties.
With overall responsibility for client complaints, company policy and procedures and GDPR, this is an exciting opportunity for a solicitor, legal executive or paralegal with expertise in private client matters to join a successful firm.
- Advise staff in all areas of compliance and regulatory matters
- Investigating any client issues or complaints to achieve a satisfactory outcome
Customers are used to accessing their information 24/7. Banking is now more likely to be done in front of a boxed set than in branch. This has created massive operational savings while giving customers a better experience. The technology to capture information through chatbots and provide client updates through a web portal is readily available, so is there any reason law firms can’t encourage people to Netflix and claim?
Leading international law firm to use FileTrail GPS to manage records retention, apply client requirements across information repositories.
FileTrail today announced that Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers globally, has adopted FileTrail GPS to support its information governance program. Akin Gump will use FileTrail to control information across the firm's data repositories in line with its information governance policies, as well as its clients’ outside counsel guidelines.
Following an article in this weekend’s Daily Mail, which reported how the authorities are “stretched to breaking point by a barrage of new deadly threats” and suggested that lawyers, accountants and estate agents could be doing more to report suspicious activities.
Which one is right for you?
Nobody in the legal sector is denying the importance of cyber security. Protecting the sensitive data your firm holds on behalf of its clients is essential.
It's an established fact that the threat from cyber criminals is increasing and evolving rapidly, and law firms are responding by prioritising cyber security. In fact it is now the sector's number one technology investment area.
Talented Compliance Manager sought for an outstanding firm in Hertfordshire.
This is a rare opportunity for Compliance Manager to join a leading practice in St Albans. The successful candidate will provide assistance and guidance to the risk group and the wider firm in connection with the firm's management of overall risk.
• Support and guidance on policies and procedures
• Analysing and reporting on the firm's risk assessment data
• Lexcel audits
• Annual WIQS and CQS reaccreditation
• Assisting with the COLP with PII and the practising certificate renewal process
Over the last decade, we have undoubtedly seen a growth of digital and an increase in electronic communication. Considering this, it surprises us that the average UK office worker still uses 50 sheets of paper per day in unnecessary printing and photocopying. So, how can businesses actually reduce the amount of printing and photocopying that takes place daily?
Top 50 UK law firm Shoosmiths LLP today announced they have moved onto the iCompli Records Management and Information Governance platform by LegalRM.
Following a thorough selection and testing process, Shoosmiths have implemented iCompli for their 1,650 staff across their network of 12 offices.