The Law Society’s practice notes on Cloud Computing

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The Law Society’s practice notes on Cloud Computing

June 30, 2014

Practice notes are issued by the Law Society for the use and benefit of its members. They represent the Law Society’s view of good practice in a particular area. Legal practices are increasingly using cloud computing as an alternative to ‘traditional’ IT provision. Cloud computing has a number of advantages, but it also carries risks which your firm should navigate carefully.


The following section of the SRA Code are relevant to this issue:


  • Principle 5: You must provide a proper standard of service to your clients.
  • Principle 7: You must comply with your legal and regulatory obligations and deal with your regulators and ombudsmen in an open, timely and co-operative manner.
  • Principle 8: You must run your business or carry out your role in the business effectively and in accordance with proper governance and sound financial and risk management principles.
  • Principle 10: You must protect client money and assets.
  • Chapter 7 of the SRA Code on management of your business.

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