Lawyers should be fully aware of their obligations to the court, warns Susanna Heley

It is sometimes tempting for solicitors to let sympathy
for their client, or even just
a desire to win, override their duties to the court.

The consequences of doing
so have been the central issue
in two recent cases, in which
the court has underlined in clear terms the necessity for solicitors and other lawyers to ensure that they have proper regard to their duties to the court.

In Brett v SRA, the High Court considered an appeal by a solicitor in respect of findings
by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (