Checklist to test if you ready for COLPs and COFAs

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20 December 2012


Are you ready for 1 January 2013 and the start of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new COLP and COFA regime? Worry not – the Compl-i team at Weightmans has produced a handy pre-1 January checklist so you can be sure that you have thought of everything. Click COLP COFA checklist to download it.



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