SRA “wrong” to sanction solicitor for nanny discrimination – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was wrong to sanction a senior finance partner at City giant Hogan Lovells for discriminating against his children’s pregnant nanny, a leading regulatory QC has said.’

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Legal Futures, 1st October 2019

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Solicitor suspended after being taken in by scam – Legal Futures

Posted September 30th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by michael

‘A solicitor has been suspended for five years after becoming entangled in a financial scam and unwittingly using her professional status to rope in other victims, as well as losing money herself.’

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Legal Futures, 26th Septeber 2019

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BSB passes regulatory test on advocacy quality – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has said the Bar Standards Board (BSB) now meets the standard it set for improving the quality of advocacy – unlike the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and CILEx Regulation (CR), whose work is ongoing.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd September 2019

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High Court refers law firm to SRA over “bogus claims” – Legal Futures

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in immigration, law firms, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority, standards by sally

‘The High Court has referred an immigration law firm to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after complaining about “wholly bogus claims are advanced by firms of solicitors who are either inexpert or incompetent, or where the staff are not properly supervised”.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd September 2019

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Solicitors rebuked for settlement agreement clauses – Legal Futures

‘Two solicitors who negotiated settlement agreements that sought to prevent others from making complaints to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been rebuked.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd September 2019

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Solicitor sanctioned for “puerile” social media posts on clients – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who repeatedly made “inappropriate and puerile comments” on social media about his clients’ matters, and revealed confidential information, has been rebuked for his conduct.’

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Legal Futures, 30th August 2019

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Hogan Lovells partner rebuked over pregnancy discrimination – Legal Futures

‘A senior finance partner at City giant Hogan Lovells has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after a tribunal found that he discriminated against his children’s pregnant nanny.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

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Solicitors Regulation Authority consults on overhaul of Higher Rights of Audience scheme – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority has proposed the introduction of revised standards for the Higher Rights of Audience qualification.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st August 2019

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SDT strikes out private prosecution against top London law firm chief – Law Society Gazette

‘A former client has failed to have the senior partner of a leading London law firm prosecuted over allegations of lying to the court.’

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Law Society Gazette, 14th August 2019

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Court strikes out “incomprehensible” claim against law firm – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has struck out a claim for professional negligence, breach of contract and fiduciary duty made against a central London law firm which was based on “incomprehensible pleadings”.’

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Legal Futures, 1st August 2019

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SRA considers ditching skills testing from first part of SQE – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is considering whether to abandon the skills element of the first stage of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), meaning it would consist entirely of multiple-choice questions.’

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Legal Futures, 31st July 2019

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Unregulated firms employing solicitors “must be clear with clients” – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has spelled out the importance of unregulated firms that employ solicitors under its new rules ensuring that clients understand the limitations of the arrangement.’

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Legal Futures, 30th July 2019

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Solicitor who lied to Mueller inquiry is struck off – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who was jailed for 30 days after pleading guilty to making false statements to the Mueller inquiry into alleged Russian involvement in the election of US president Donald Trump has been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 12th July 2019

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SRA: ‘Independent solicitors’ could come together in chambers – Legal Futures

‘The new breed of freelance solicitor – or what will officially be called an ‘independent solicitor’ – could join forces with others in a chambers-style arrangement, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 5th July 2019

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Reprimand for legal executive who asked SRA to keep quiet – Legal Futures

‘A chartered legal executive has been reprimanded for asking the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) not to tell his own regulator that it had investigated him.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd July 2019

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SRA “inconsistent” on conduct cases involving mental health – Legal Futures

‘Individuals share responsibility with their firms and the regulator for mental health issues affecting misconduct, a leading professional regulation solicitor told last week’s Legal Futures Regulation and Compliance Conference.’

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Legal Futures, 12th June 2019

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Law Society’s defence of NDA guidance draws heavy fire – Legal Futures

‘The Law Society’s defence of its practice note on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) has not silenced its critics, with the leading academic in the field accusing Chancery Lane of “putting PR before principles”.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd June 2019

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Judge ‘misled court in case against paedophile teacher’ – Daily telegraph

‘A judge has been accused of misleading a court and denying justice to victims of a paedophile headmaster.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2019

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Green light for new regime on when to report rule breaches – Legal Futures

‘New requirements for reporting rule breaches to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been approved by the Legal Services Board (LSB).’

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Legal Futues, 21st May 2019

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Law firms “willing to draw up NDAs” that breach SRA guidance – Legal Futures

‘Law firms are willing to draw up non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that clearly breach Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidance, according to the woman whose own NDA threw the spotlight on the issue.’

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Legla Futures, 2nd May 2019

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