Author archive: socrates

Accounts Rules training now live

Our new course on the SRA Accounts Rules is live, after months of work. We are rather proud of it. Suitable for lawyers needing a thorough explanation, and also finance staff and other support staff. Accredited for one hour’s CPD. It includes a highly interactive course, explaining what the rules are designed to achieve, how…

NCA replaces SOCA

From 7 October 2013 money laundering reports should go to the National Crime Agency, rather than the old Serious Organised Crime Agency.  We have updated our precedents, and sent a report to all subscribers.

Brush Up Your Employment Law

We have added this new course to our Brush Up Your Law range.  Like the others it comprises five modules, and lasts about 90 minutes in total.  Accredited for CPD and as a PSC elective. Call us for more details. The Brush Up Your Law series is aimed at those needing an overview of a…


The recent Financial Action Task Force on the vulnerability of legal professionals to money  laundering confirms what we suspected, that the UK (along with the USA) is the country most likely to impose criminal or disciplinary sanctions on lawyers for breaching AML requirements The report includes over 100 case studies in which lawyers were targeted…


We hope you like the new Socrates website.  It is part of a huge technology upgrade that will finish in December 2013 and improve our service to subscribers even further.


A new improved version of our anti-bribery training is live now. It is now a year since the Bribery Act came into force. If you do not have training and a policy in force we urge you to attend to it now.


Our new Data Protection training course is now live. This is the most painless way you will find to come to grips with a difficult subject. Call us to discuss a trial.


Socrates now works with Micron Systems Inc, the market leader in CPD compliance tracking. Micron customers can now access our courses direct from the Micron system, so they integrate with your CPD records.


Our COLP & COFA service now includes an extra training module, on risk management.