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April 4, 2020

In our next blog looking at some of the many queries received from our clients through our Ask Teal service, we consider how to deal with client money received in the post during a lockdown period. 

Question: How do we deal with depositing cheques received in the post d...

April 3, 2020

We’ve received lots of queries from our clients through our Ask Teal Service.

In this blog we look at how to deal with post coming into and out of the business (we can’t say “office”, as this is not now necessarily the case). 

Question: What do I do about post coming int...

April 2, 2020

Sadly, in these challenging times there are firms that, for one reason or another, are finding themselves in unexpected commercial difficulties that make their longer term viability questionable. 

Radical reconstruction by consolidation through merger may be the only al...

April 1, 2020

When the new and more stringent rules on data protection came through in the form of GDPR, one of the most common gripes among firms was the amount of time it was going to soak up in a world that was already busy enough keeping a firm running profitably.

The gripe was r...

April 1, 2020

So you discover that a member of your staff who is now working from home – or a client, or a contractor who serviced the printers or mended a leaking loo, or the postman, or a courier who has had cause to come to the office – has tested positive for Coronavirus and is...

March 31, 2020

Effective supervision has always been important from a risk management perspective but never more so than now, with many staff working remotely, some for the first time and having to grapple with new technology and processes.

As it is a requirement of the SRA Code of Co...

March 31, 2020

With the SRA expecting solicitors and firms to continue to meet the high standards the public expect (which includes upholding the rule of law), it is important to ensure that all staff are aware of their obligations when onboarding clients and, with most staff current...

March 25, 2020

One of our most popular questions since the outbreak of the coronavirus has been “what can we do if we can’t get certified client identification documents?”.

This is a bit of a tricky one to explain so, firstly, let’s go back to basics and remember what it is we are try...

March 18, 2020

As most of you will (or should) be aware, the SRA Transparency Rules (the Rules) came into force back in December 2018 requiring firms to publish price and service information if they publish that they work in the following areas:

  • Residential conveyancing;

  • Prob...

March 14, 2020

1. Measures introduced to combat the virus and Privacy Implications

When you are introducing measures for staff, clients and other third parties, you need to take care that you do not breach data protection laws when doing so. For example, if you are informed that a mem...

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