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The primary objective of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules is to protect clients’ interests by regulating the custody and protection of clients’ money.
The rules stipulate compliance procedures designed to minimise the risk of a solicitor mixing monies belonging to clients with those of the practice.
The rules also seek to ensure the fair treatment of clients’ money by the payment of interest and apply, with slight modification, to controlled trust money.
The Law Society requires an annual report from a qualified accountant in respect of every solicitor who handles clients’ money, to confirm that they have complied with the Rules.
Our Solicitors’ Accounts Rules Programme is designed to work closely with you in:
Read more about our Solicitors’ Accounts Rules Programme here.
30 Nov 2020
The third SEISS (Self-Employment Income Support Scheme) grant opens for applications today (30 November).
27 Nov 2020
Many businesses will struggle to survive despite the end of lockdown, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
26 Nov 2020
On 25 November Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his latest Spending Review to the House of Commons, and stated that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused 'lasting damage' to the UK economy.
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