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Law Society – guidance for tax advice

December 2020/January 2021 | Professional

The Law Society has issued a timely reminder to solicitors on the issues to consider when advising on tax. Some of the key themes for practitioners to keep in mind are: Understanding and agreeing the scope of the retainer – the solicitor and the client must understand what is and, crucially, what is not included …

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NDAs – SRA guidance

December 2020/January 2021 | Professional

On 12 November 2020 the SRA updated its guidance for solicitors on the use of NDAs. They use this term to include any form of agreement or contract, or a clause within a wider agreement or contract, under which it is agreed that certain information will be kept confidential. The guidance is relevant to all …

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Signed for 1st class post – status

December 2020/January 2021 | Professional

The CA recently decided on what it described as ‘the narrow point of principle on appeal is whether the Royal Mail service known as “Signed For 1st Class”, which requires a signature before the item is delivered, is covered by the description “First class post (or other service which provides for delivery on the next …

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PC renewal – extended

November 2020 | Professional

The SRA has extended the timeframe for firms and practitioners renewing practising certificate applications to 20 November 2020 following difficulties with a new IT system. The SRA has confirmed that it has contacted those who have experienced these difficulties; accordingly, any firm with an outstanding application would be well advised to make contact with the …

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