Change to civil standard in the public interest and will enhance profession's standing, tribunal says

Proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal will move from the criminal to the civil standard of proof in November, ending years of wrangling with the SRA over the issue.

In December 2016, SRA chief executive Paul Philip contended that the move to the civil standard was like “pushing an open door” – a claim firmly rejected at the time by then SDT chief executive Susan Humble as “a mere Christmas wishlist”.

The move...

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