Survey finds that most in-house solicitors feel their independence is valued
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its latest thematic report on in-house solicitors on 14 March, which finds that some in-house teams would benefit from having formal policies and controls in place to guard against organisational pressure being exerted to compromise regulatory obligations in order to meet organisation priorities.
The thematic report is based on a review of the SRA’s in-house population in order to identify the main issues currently affecting the sector. More specifically, the findings are based on a survey of over 1,200 in-house lawyers and 20 detailed interviews with solicitors working in public and private sector organisations. The SRA’s last survey of in-house solicitors was in 2014...