Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Preventing financial abuse of vulnerable people

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

Monday, July 12th, 2021

SRA commences publishing a “scams round up”

SRA commences publishing a “scams round up” SRA scams-round-up The Solicitors Regulation Authority has, for a number years, published information

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Closure of Solicitors Indemnity Fund delayed

The SRA announced on 15th June 2021 that the plans to close the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) would be shelved

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Transparency Rules update

Some of you may have already had an email from the SRA inviting you to submit a declaration to them to confirm

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Solicitors Disciplinary publish judgement

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.