Zahra Awaiz-Bilal reviews the effect of new SRA guidance on employers and employees

In March 2018, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its warning notice on the use of non-disclosure agreements, which applied to: “any form of agreement or contract, or a clause within a wider agreement or contract, under which it is agreed that certain information will be kept confidential.” Since then, there has been a surge in complaints relating to sexual misconduct; from 30 in the preceding five years to 251, with 117 ongoing investigations.

There have also been a number of high-profile cases involving alleged sexual misconduct, most notably Ryan Beckwith v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2020] EWHC 3231 where the court warned the SRA against being dogmatic without kn...

Zahra Awaiz-Bilal
Senior Associate
Bolt Burdon Kemp LLP

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