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July 2012 Archive

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    The role of the deputy COLP

    Not a role recognised by the SRA, many firms have appointed a deputy to support the compliance officer for legal practice (Colp) who assists with all aspects of compliance including maintenance of systems, training and communication of compliance issues.

    Posted by Richard Turnor on
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    File reviews - are they really necessary?

    As well as being a useful business tool, file reviews can help firms to meet a number of Handbook requirements, such as having effective systems and controls to achieve compliance and ensuring partners and staff comply with the SRA Handbook.

    Posted by Corinne Staves on
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    Summary of Responses to the Proposed Statutory Definition of Tax Residence

    The Consultation paper on the Government's plans to introduce a full statutory definition of tax residence for individuals was well received by professional advisers.

    Posted by Emma-Jane Weider on
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    COLP Forum - May 2012

    The COLP forum met in 2012 to discuss the role of the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP), ensuring compliance and internal and external tools to be employed.

    Posted by Richard Turnor on