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It previously looked at this issue in its Practice Note: Initial Interviews in 2011, so the renewed publicity suggests that it considers this to be an increasing risk area.
The main points to be aware of (whether the interview is in person, by telephone or otherwise) are as follows:
For a full copy of this article, including LBS Legal’s advice about the steps you should take or for details of training on this topic, email Andre Tahmassian-Zarneh at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him on 07572 068105.
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The Law Society has issued a practice note about the risks to solicitors posed by this new legislation, which came into force on 30 September.
The SRA has urged all practices to check HM Treasury’s consolidated list of asset freeze targets, which lists designated persons subject to financial sanction under EU or UK legislation.
The practising certificate renewal period opened on Monday 2 October.
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