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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.
23 Aug 2019
Following a review, HMRC has said it will continue its risk-based approach to Pay as You Earn (PAYE) Real Time Information (RTI) late filing and late payment penalties this tax year.
22 Aug 2019
HMRC has written to 145,000 VAT-registered businesses that only trade with the EU, advising them to plan ahead for a potential no-deal Brexit.
21 Aug 2019
Manufacturing output in the UK stabilised in the three months to August, according to data published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
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