Regulatory Blog

25 March 2019

SRA to undertake AML audits as enforcers keep focus on “professional enablers”

Recent political statements as to the role professionals can play in money laundering by “providing a veil of legitimacy to organised criminals” has led to a focus on “lawyers, accountants and estate agents [who] are too often woven into their web.”

Jonathan Grimes

12 March 2019

Medical cannabis in sport – what athletes need to know

With the use of medical cannabis on the rise, athletes should bear in mind that some types of cannabinoids are still Prohibited Substances and if an athlete tests positive, they could still face a lengthy ban. 

Claire Parry

11 March 2019

Towards clarity on reporting obligations

Last month the Solicitors Regulation Authority published its response to its ‘Reporting Concerns’ consultation, launched last year. This was big news in the world of law firm and lawyer regulation. Iain Miller,  Partner in the Regulatory team writes in the Law Society Gazette on the duty to report, the problems and proposed changes 

Iain Miller

21 February 2019

Do professionals have the “right to be forgotten”?

A landmark ruling published in January 2019 by Amsterdam’s District Court has allowed a Dutch surgeon’s claim against Google and Dutch data privacy watchdog, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, regarding her “right to be forgotten”. The judgement handed down in July 2018 has only been published now, as there was a dispute as to whether it should be made public given the subject matter. 

Julie Norris

20 February 2019

Changes to the SRA’s Reporting Obligation

On 7 February 2019 the SRA published its response to the August 2018 Reporting Concerns consultation.  As a result of the consultation, the SRA has decided to update its reporting obligation so that it reads as follows...

Lucy Williams

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