GDPR emails from third parties: What do they mean?

Resource - 29/05/2018 : GDPR, regulation, risk and compliance, Software, training and competency, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

In recent weeks you may have received many emails from third parties telling you that they are looking into GDPR and are taking their obligations very seriously; what does this mean, what is everyone doing?

There are two main areas in...

GDPR: common FAQs

Resource - 22/05/2018 : GDPR, regulation, risk and compliance, Software, training and competency, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

  1. Does GDPR apply to us?

GDPR applies to any business or organisation that processes personal data of EU residing data subjects. GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also...

GDPR is coming in six weeks …

Resource - 11/04/2018 : GDPR, regulation, risk and compliance, Software, training and competency, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Everyone is talking about it and data security and privacy has been brought more to the forefront after the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal.

With 6 weeks to go many of you will be feeling the pressure of getting ready for the 25th...

Riliance case study: Burnetts

Case Study - 23/04/2018 : GDPR, regulation, risk and compliance, Software, training and competency, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Regulations for legal firms – as for many other businesses – are becoming increasingly stringent and complex. The companies therefore need to ensure that they are taking compliance measures that are as effective as possible. This led...

GDPR: The myths and the reality, according to Riliance

Resource - 23/04/2018 : GDPR, regulation, risk and compliance, Software, training and competency, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

By now, everyone working in the legal sector should be aware that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into force on May 25th. However, as is probably inevitable with such a lengthy and complex piece of legislation,...

Industry analysis from Konica Minolta: Agility and ability

Resource - 03/02/2017 : briefing, document management solutions, document services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, managed print services, Production print technologies, risk and compliance, Streamlining business processes, Technology

This article was also featured as an industry analysis in the February 2016 issue of Briefing. To read the issue in full, download Briefing...

The speculation surrounding the SRA’s proposed changes to the minimum compulsory level of professional indemnity cover

Resource - 27/01/2016 : Finance, Janine Parker, Legal Practice Management, Legal Practice Management magazine, practice management, pricing, professional indemnity, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, UK law firms, Finance, Practice Management

This blog post by Janine Parker from Paragon International Insurance Brokers was also featured as a column in the ...

5 signs that business leaders may have abdicated responsibility for risk and compliance

Resource - 28/05/2015 : business leaders, risk and compliance, Winzest, Risk & Compliance

The delegation of risk and compliance responsibilities to nominated officers in legal firms is designed to ensure appropriate organisational focus on regulatory compliance and to enhance accountability for the reasonable and specific discharge of...

How much do you know about cyber security?

Resource - 16/03/2015 : concert networks, legal it, legal technology, risk and compliance, Technology

You may have been warned about the dangers of 'phone phreaking' and how to prevent it, but how much do you know about...

Legal Focus – Spring 2015

Resource - 16/03/2015 : General, hazlewoods, legal finance, legal risk and compliance, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Finance

Download the latest Legal Focus Spring 2015 publication. Featuring an article about the SRA Consultation on Accountant’s Reports and a year end tax planning checklist.

Download the PDF above to read the articles in full.

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Where disaster recovery and information management meet

Resource - 25/02/2015 : ADDS, Archive Document Data Storage, disaster recovery, legal compliance, legal it, legal risk, legal technology, risk and compliance, Risk & Compliance, Technology

The worst Monday ever

It’s Monday, and after a fairly restful weekend you’re feeling optimistic about the work week during your commute to the office. However, when you arrive at the parking lot you’re...

SRA stays on report over ABS licensing

News Article - 24/02/2015 : ABS, alternative business structure, legal risk, legal services board, LSB, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Risk & Compliance

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to remain on report over its performance in licensing alternative business structures (ABSs) until it outlines how it will stop making “disproportionate” requests for information from...

Who is best placed to perform the COLP role in your law firm?

Blog post - 23/02/2015 : COLF, COLP, Finance, legal compliance, legal finance, legal risk, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Finance, Practice Management

This blog post was also featured as a column in the February issue of Legal Practice Management magazine. Download here (6MB file) to read the issue in full or visit the...

High Court grants SRA power to destroy millions of documents held after interventions

News Article - 10/02/2015 : legal compliance, legal futures, legal risk, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Risk & Compliance

The High Court has backed an application by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to destroy millions of documents seized from firms it has intervened in and had to store since, at significant cost to the profession.

It is currently...

Legal Survivor Awards 2030: What will be the winning law firm? ABS, TLF or RBM?

News Article - 03/02/2015 : ABS, alternative business structure, Customer experience strategy, legal business development, legal compliance, legal marketing, Legal Practice Management, legal risk, practice management, risk and compliance, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

The licensing of the first alternative business structure (ABS) on 6 October 2011 marked the beginning of the end for traditional law firms (TLF) by some commentators. Although this prediction is regularly bandied about, it seems to me that the...