One of the latest cases heard at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/retired-solicitor-struck-off-for-overcharging-dead-clients-estate/5108891.article) raises a familiar issue of a solicitor being
The SRA announced on 15th June 2021 that the plans to close the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) would be shelved
Some of you may have already had an email from the SRA inviting you to submit a declaration to them to confirm
The Solicitors Disciplinary published judgments following hearings involving senior and high-ranking solicitors who were accused of unwanted intimate activity with junior members of staff during social events. The SRA alleged that such activity represented significant abuses of position.
These judgments are a stark reminder of how individuals and others deemed to have organisational investigatory responsibility can unintentionally attract disciplinary scrutiny from the regulatory body. The judgments show that each respondent was represented by specialist regulatory lawyers and the profile of the firms involved suggests that they would, in all likelihood, have sufficient funds in place to ensure there was some equality of arms between them and the SRA during the disciplinary procedure and hearing.