Risk & Compliance resources

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Downloadable and online resources about risk and compliance from LSN and our networkpartners.

  • Alex Williams at Tikit on using tech to stay compliant with the upcoming AML directive

    Law firms typically have fewer systems and resources in place with which to address money laundering, making them something of a ‘soft target’ for criminals
  • Five essentials for secure legal communications with Accellion

    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. You must defend your communications and data against hackers and inadvertent leaks, both inside and outside the organization. Lawyers frequently communicate clients’ sensitive information to third parties as part of doing business, and these communications need protection. In addition, your cybersecurity systems must keep pace with legal profession changes.
  • Protecting a law firm's global infrastructure with Cyber-DRaaS by Databarracks

    Magrath LLP is a leading practitioner of immigration and employment law services which specialises in assisting corporations and private clients to relocate high-value individuals around the world. Established in 1990, the firm has cemented itself as the legal brand of choice in the business immigration market and among its prestigious roster of clients. The organisation necessarily depends on a global reach toconnect with its dispersed and highly mobile customer base, which it achieves today through offices in London and Singapore.
  • Myhomemove improves home resiliency with Databarracks

    Myhomemove helps around 50,000 people each year to buy, sell and remortgage their homes. In 2011, they were the first UK organisation to attain an Alternative Business Structures license to operate in the UK. Today, they empower over 700 staff to provide an innovative, technology-led service to clients.
  • Databarracks: How an international law firm saves time and money

    Memery Crystal is a specialist international law firm, based in London. It specialises in three sectors; ‘Commercial, Media & Technology’, ‘Retail & Leisure’, and ‘Natural Resources’. In 2015, Memery Crystal partnered with the Chinese law firm, Yingke. The two work together to help clients across four continents and ten major commercial regions around the world.
  • Law firm risk teams organize to meet growing challenges says Intapp

    For several years, industry experts have called for a move to a centralized risk-management function in law firms. As merger activity intensifies and law firms look to lateral hires and international expansion to drive continued growth, they are faced with more complex regulatory requirements and conflicts considerations. Current approaches – distributed, ad hoc, and largely manual — result in an inconsistent application of risk mitigation strategies and cannot scale to meet increasingly complicated demands.
  • Accelerating your law firm's response to cyber threats

    It's tempting to think that because your law firm hasn’t felt the full impact of a cyber attack, you’re not at risk, especially if you've already invested in security.
  • GDPR: Are the fines real?

    Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), organisations may be fined up to €20 million, or 4% of the total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher.
  • Best practices in contract management

    Every organization has contracts, but not every organization adequately manages its contracts. And while the nature and complexity of these agreements can vary widely, careful governance enables organizations to maximize their value and limit their exposure.
  • How confident are you in your firm’s redaction process?

    No law firm in 2019 needs to be masking text instead of properly redacting it. The days of running a black marker over a hard copy and scanning it back in to create a new soft copy should be long gone. The modern equivalent – drawing a black box over content in Microsoft Word and converting to PDF – shouldn’t be far behind it, either. Why? Because PDF redaction solutions are widely available, reliable, and efficient.
  • Does your redaction process pass the bar when it comes to efficiency and risk mitigation?

    Improper redaction is a leading source of data breaches globally. In many countries, lawyers have a legal obligation to redact all kinds of confidential information prior to filing court documents – including financial account details, names of minors, home addresses, and dates of birth.
  • Knowledge on app

    Delivering knowledge management productively to fee earners today requires a consumer appstyle approach, says Simon Pecovnik, VP of product management, iManage RAVN
  • A guide to developing a holistic third-party procurement risk management strategy

    While third-party suppliers bring many positive opportunities to law firms and other professional services businesses, they also come with risks, given their potential access to firms’ and their clients’ most sensitive data.
  • How to boost your data protection strategy in 2019

    Do you have a data protection plan in place? In this blog, we offer our tips for boosting your data protection strategy in 2019.
  • LPM December 2018/January 2019 – Legal watch

    What should SME law firms be on the lookout for when the clocks strike midnight?