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29 March 2010


Name: Moving toward a fairer fee policy: transitional arrangements
Who: Solicitors Regulation Authority
Closing date: 16 April
In brief: The third consultation on fee policy, this considers ways to moderate the impact of using the firms’ turnover figure to set the new turnover-based fee, where firms have subsequently been hit by the recession.
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Name: Development of authorisation to practise arrangements
Who: Bar Standards Board
Closing date: 1 June
In brief: The board proposed a strengthened approach to the practising certificate renewal process which is more directly linked to compliance with the criteria that must be met in order to practise as a barrister, such as CPD and professional indemnity insurance cover.
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How to protect your firm from ransomware

Adam Curtis Hoowla

One news item has dominated the headlines over the last week – cyber-attacks and, in particular, the WannaCry ransomware. It is a well-known and well-documented fact that the legal industry, and conveyancing in particular, can be a vulnerable and high value target. This ranges from property hijacking – where fraudsters pose as legitimate owners of a property and sell it on without the real owner’s knowledge – to ‘Friday afternoon fraud’, with criminals contacting a busy law firm to ‘update’ their bank details to redirect funds.

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