SRA launches new consultations as LSA reforms loom – Legal Week

Posted January 16th, 2009 in legal services, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched two new consultations in preparation for the next round of reforms under the Legal Services Act (LSA).”

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Legal Week, 15th January 2009

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SRA comes under fire in Beresfords tribunal – The Lawyer

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was accused of ignoring ‘false information’ and holding a ‘biased’ investigation, as the disciplinary tribunal against the coalminers lawyer Jim Beresford continued today.”

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The Lawyer, 18th November 2008

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Quality fears prompt SRA to review foreign lawyer qualification regime – Legal Week

Posted November 6th, 2008 in news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to launch a formal consultation into the way in which foreign lawyers qualify into the UK, after pressure from the Law Society and education providers to tighten the regulations.”

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Legal Week, 6th November 2008

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SRA hits out at Law Soc review – The Lawyer

Posted October 13th, 2008 in Law Society, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has attacked the Law Society for over-stepping its remit in launching a potentially dramatic review into the regulation of the legal profession.”

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The Lawyer, 10th October 2008

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Ethnic minority lawyers discriminated against, report finds – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2008 in news, race discrimination, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The body that regulates solicitors has been discriminating against ethnic minority lawyers and subjecting them to potentially ruinous investigations, an independent report has concluded.”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2008

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SRA kickstarts Clementi revolution with new LDP structures – The Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2008 in legal services, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to change its Code of Conduct in reaction to the regulatory demands of Legal Services Act 2007.”

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The Lawyer, 28th July 2008

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Former member of Islamist group barred from becoming solicitor – The Guardian

“A former member of a radical Islamist group who was an Amnesty prisoner of conscience and who now works for an anti-extremist Muslim thinktank has been refused permission to train as a lawyer. The decision was attacked yesterday as ‘McCarthyite’ by a senior lawyer and human rights campaigner.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2008

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SRA begins review into ‘racially biased’ investigations – Legal Week

Posted March 20th, 2008 in minorities, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has formally kicked off its review into the disproportionate number of lawyers from black and ethnic minorities who are subject to SRA investigation, by selecting a working party and setting out the terms of its review.”

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Legal Week, 20th March 2008

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One year on: lawyers remain unconvinced of SRA potency – Legal Week

Posted January 24th, 2008 in news, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“After 12 months of operation, senior transactional lawyers still feel detached from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) despite risk and compliance heads’ assertion that the body has been giving City firms more attention.”

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Legal Week, 24th January 2008

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New scheme opens up the profession to all – perhaps – The Times

Posted January 22nd, 2008 in legal education, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“From September the Solicitors Regulation Authority is trying out a pick’n’mix approach to getting would-be lawyers started.”

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The Times, 22nd January 2008

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What do clients think of their lawyers? – The Times

Posted December 6th, 2007 in complaints, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority, special report by sally

“The time-honoured complaints of communication, costs and delay still top the list. But the Solicitors Regulatory Authority is determined to improve things.”

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The Times, 6th December 2007

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Solicitors Regulation Authority: we are not institutionally racist – The Times

Posted October 25th, 2007 in law firms, minorities, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The chief executive of the SRA says it is determined to understand why certain groups figure more highly in some areas of regulation.”

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The Times, 24th October 2007

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“Institutional” racism at solicitor watchdog – The Times

Posted October 19th, 2007 in law firms, minorities, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“Jack Straw is facing calls for a review of the solicitors’ regulatory watchdog after allegations yesterday from black lawyers and one of Britain’s most senior black police officers that it is ‘institutionally racist.’ ”

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The Times, 19th October 2007

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