Solicitors could face disciplinary action over dubious investment schemes

31 Jul 2017

Solicitors and law firms involved in questionable investment schemes could face disciplinary action, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has warned in its latest risk forecast for the profession.

The SRA’s 2017/18 Risk Outlook includes the increasingly familiar reminder that legal practitioners can be used to legitimise dubious schemes whose promoters seek credibility with potential investors and typically look to take advantage of a firm’s client account as a banking facility.

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