Susanna Heley calls for collaboration between the regulators where there is overlapping jurisdiction

One of the developing regulatory trends in recent years has been the coalescence of ideology across different spheres of regulation.

While most professional regulation derives from specific sources, there is an underlying principle of public protection running through all aspects of regulation which informs the interpretation and development of approaches. Uniformity of regulatory approach is increasingly seen as a desirable end in itself.

Take, for example, the general shift to the civil standard of proof in regulatory tribunals. Commencing in the medical professions, the idea gathered support and momentum; resulting in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) adopting the civil standard last year in line with the app...

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