Compliance and training trends – 2019 in review

2019 was another important year of growth from VincWorks, with 38 new compliance courses9 webinars with industry experts and the release of our new revolutionary compliance tracking tool, Omnitrack.

With the dust settling on GDPR, we focused our attention on new compliance topics and areas on the regulatory horizon. Below is a list of the areas that we focused on in 2019 and will continue to be a focus in 2020.

Compliance training roundup

During 2019 users completed an average of 4 compliance courses and 1.5 hours of compliance training.

The most popular compliance training topics were:

  • Cyber security
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Data protection
  • Anti-bribery
  • Criminal Finances Act
  • SRA regulation
  • Diversity and inclusion

Those topics constituted over 80% of all compliance training time in 2019.

The ten most popular courses were:


DAC6 is a European regulation aimed at reducing international tax evasion and promoting transparency. DAC6 requires lawyers, accountants, tax advisers, bankers and other “intermediaries” to report some aggressive cross-border tax arrangements. These “mandatory disclosure requirements” (MDR) are for tax transactions that cross EU borders, where it seems that the primary purpose of the transaction is a tax advantage.

Compliance guidance


Training and reporting solutions

Other tax issues

SRA Standards and Regulations

On 25 November 2019, the new SRA Standards and Regulations come into effect, replacing the SRA Handbook. The SRA Standards and Regulations stipulate the behaviours, standards and requirements expected by solicitors and all employees in SRA regulated firms.





The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) had its first birthday in 2019. GDPR is here to stay and compliance is an ongoing process that even Brexit will not stop. The past 18 months of GDPR have provided us with some perspective on how it is enforced, what the fines will be and how compliance looks in practice.

Compliance guides



USA and the California Consumer Privacy Act

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires all businesses in the UK to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision is necessary to ensure the health and safety of employees at work.

Anti-Money Laundering


Financial Crime


Modern Slavery

Compliance agenda