August 4, 2020

In November 2019, the SRA introduced a new model of operating for so-called “freelance solicitors”.  The intention was to allow solicitors greater flexibility when providing services.  We were told that the changes took place as the regulator felt that the previous arr...

April 29, 2020

In this Blog on some of the many queries received from our clients through our Ask Teal Service, we look at the most popular question we’ve had on how to deal with meeting your CDD obligations during a lockdown period.

We are in unprecedented times and it’s unlikely you...

April 27, 2020

In this Blog looking at some of the many queries received from our clients through our Ask Teal Service, we consider how to deal with compliance obligations remotely.

How can we ensure compliance works remotely?

The Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority will still expect comp...

April 24, 2020

In this Blog dealing with questions received from our clients through our Ask Teal Service, we look at what we see as the biggest risk and compliance issue that will arise as a result of Coronavirus and the impact it has on law firms.

What do you think the biggest risk...

April 23, 2020

In this next blog in our series looking at some of the many queries received from our clients through our Ask Teal Service, we consider the client confidentiality issues that may arise when staff work from home.

What are the likely client confidentiality issues when sta...

April 17, 2020

One of the questions that we have been asked several times in recent days and on which both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Law Society have recently provided guidance, is how law firms can deal with the witnessing of Wills given the impact of Coronavirus...

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...

March 3, 2020

Do you need one?

At Teal, one of the questions we often get asked is whether or not an organisation needs a Data Protection Officer (DPO).  Under the GDPR, it’s mandatory for some organisations to appoint a person to act as their DPO - others may choose to either appoin...

February 2, 2020

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently launched a campaign to send reminders to all UK registered companies to ensure that they comply with their legal obligation to pay an annual data protection fee, where this applies. This is the start of an ext...

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