Legal Practice for Solicitors and Lawyers: regulation

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Emma Walker explores the implications of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s recent guidance on publishing information.

02 Aug 2021

LSB research sparks consultation on lawyer competency checks

A survey found expectations around ongoing competency checks were significantly different to the reality

19 Jul 2021

Compliance: honesty is always the best policy

Firms must educate all employees on honesty to avoid run ins with the regulators, says Tracey Calvert

09 Jul 2021

Regulation: the rise of the tactical complaint

Making a complaint about opposing counsel to advance your case is a dangerous game, warns Susanna Heley

07 Jul 2021

BSB analysis: correlation between barrister characteristics and complaints

Gender, ethnicity, year of call and practising status affected likelihood of a compliant and how it would be dealt with

06 Jul 2021

Former partner convicted of sex and drug offences struck off

Following a raid at the solicitor's home, police found indecent videos on a work tablet 

01 Jul 2021

SRA draft business plan and budget: access to justice, diversity, inclusion and innovation

The Law Society welcomed the plan but queried how independent an ‘internal quality assurance team’ for enforcement workstreams can be

25 Jun 2021

Solicitor suspended for two years over accounts failures

The former firm owner was also ordered to pay £12,000 costs

23 Jun 2021

Entity regulation, employment and ethics: getting it right

Gideon Habel reflects on lessons that can be learnt from the case of a trainee dismissed during lockdown

22 Jun 2021

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