The regulator is consulting on whether it currently strikes the right balance between the interests of the public and the profession
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced it is reviewing the way it publishes decisions about disciplinary and regulatory action. It is seeking views on the principles that will guide how information is made available to the public and profession.
The SRA’s current approach to publication was introduced 15 years ago. It currently publishes disciplinary and regulatory decisions made about individuals and firms, to give the public and other interested parties, such as employers, the information they need to enable them to make informed choices before engaging a solicitor.
Details of such outcomes are attached to a solicitor or firm’s public record. This information is published online, is available th...