The proposed shift in emphasis in the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) regulatory approach from outcomes focused regulation to one of ethical decision-making was front and centre of the changes brought about with the introduction of the standards and regulations (STARs) in 2019.

As the introduction to the code of conduct explains, its provisions “comprise a framework for ethical and competent practice” and require solicitors to “exercise your judgement in applying these standards to the situations you are in and deciding on a course of action”.

A Court of Appeal case earlier this year, in which a solicitor found himself defending an application for permission to commit him for contempt of ...

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