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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Solicitor convicted of subletting council home – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor’s conviction for illegally subletting his council flat has been upheld after he lost his appeal against a suspended jail sentence.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2019

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Tesco Law at last? SRA rules could herald “new breed of MDP” – Legal Futures

‘The new rulebook for solicitors may lead to a “new breed” of multi-disciplinary practices (MDPs) emerging that integrate legal services with a very wide range of services for individuals, one of its architects has predicted.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2019

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Judge highlights “paradox” between solicitors’ honesty and integrity – Legal Futures

‘Acting without integrity involves “greater moral turpitude” on the part of a solicitor than dishonesty but a lesser sanction, a High Court judge has found, while appearing to question previous Court of Appeal authority on the issue.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2019

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SRA and BSB praised for enforcement processes – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has given both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) a clean bill of health in the way they enforce their rules.’

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Legal Futures, 25th March 2019

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“No ethical leadership”: Law Society blasted over NDA guidance – Legal Futures

‘Law Society guidance on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) demonstrates an absence of “ethical leadership” and shows why the profession cannot be allowed to sort such issues on its own, a leading academic has claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 15th March 2019

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Firm fined record £124,000 for sending millions of misleading letters – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority has issued its biggest ever fine, against a business which sent six million marketing letters containing misleading statements.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th March 2019

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Towards clarity on reporting obligations – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Last month the Solicitors Regulation Authority published its response to its ‘Reporting Concerns’ consultation, launched last year. You could be forgiven for missing the fanfare but this was big news in the world of law firm and lawyer regulation.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th March 2019

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Keen: “Room to review” legal regulation regime – Legal Futures

Posted February 28th, 2019 in legal profession, legal services, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority by tracey

‘There is “room for review” of the legal regulation regime, made more urgent by the developments in technology, Lord Keen, the Ministry of Justice’s spokesman in the House of Lords, said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 28th February 2019

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Solicitor “tried to get assault complainant to withdraw statement” – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who tried to get someone he employed to persuade the alleged victim of a sexual assault to withdraw her statement has been struck off by a tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 15th February 2019

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Lawyers investigated over Sir Philip Green’s gagging orders – Daily Telegraph

‘The regulator has begun an investigation into solicitors involved in gagging Sir Philip Green’s staff in a move which could result in sanctions including being struck off, the Telegraph can reveal. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is understood to be looking into the grievance procedure and subsequent non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) signed by at least one of Sir Philip’s previous employees who accused the billionaire of sexual harassment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2019

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LSB rules “could stop Law Society from criticising SRA” – Legal Futures

‘The Law Society has said it is “deeply concerned” that new rules proposed by the Legal Services Board (LSB) could largely prevent it from either lobbying or criticising the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 24th January 2019

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SRA pays Leigh Day £1m in costs to end disciplinary case – Legal Futures

‘The highly contentious Leigh Day disciplinary case has come to an end with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) paying the firm £1m in costs after the regulator’s unsuccessful appeal.’

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Legal Futures, 17th January 2019

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SRA “not sufficiently transparent” in explaining decisions – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is “not sufficiently transparent” in explaining its decisions at board level, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 15th January 2019

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Solicitor who ran unauthorised law firm struck off – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who said his unauthorised firm was acting only for “family and friends” has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 8th January 2019

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Law firms “will stop using email within five years” – Legal Futures

‘Email will be replaced within five years by a more secure means of communication for law firms, an expert predicted this week.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2018

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