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Richard Curtis

Richard CurtisGeneral Counsel

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I’m Lewis Silkin’s General Counsel.

I advise the firm’s partners, lawyers and staff on internal legal and regulatory matters and, as the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice, I lead the firm’s risk management and compliance function.

I qualified as an England & Wales solicitor in 2002. I worked as a commercial litigator for a few years at a prominent US law firm, before moving into the field of law firm regulation and compliance in 2006 at a Magic Circle firm and then leading the compliance department at a top 30 UK legal practice.

Professional Services

As a member of Lewis Silkin’s Professional Services industry sector group I regularly advise the firm’s law firm clients on compliance with Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requirements, including authorisation and practising regulations, conflicts of interest, anti-money laundering, engagement requirements and general law firm ethics.

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