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Compliance and Ethics in Law Firms provides guidance on SRA regulations for non-lawyers working in law firms and for those who are responsible for ensuring that they comply with the SRA’s rules (such as COLPs, COFAs and learning and development professionals). There are regulatory and legal consequences both for these individuals and for their firms if they fail to demonstrate the correct behaviours. It is therefore essential that everyone who works in a law firm understands the compliance and ethical requirements of SRA regulations.
This second edition has been updated to reflect the major changes introduced in the SRA Standards and Regulations in November 2019, as well as key legislation such as the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018, with examples of non-compliant and unethical behaviour drawn from recent Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal decisions. These changes are of great significance and this edition will explain them and provide the reader with a toolkit of regulatory and ethical knowledge which can be applied to their specific circumstances.