regulation

LSB research sparks consultation on lawyer competency checks

A survey found expectations around ongoing competency checks were significantly different to the reality

19 Jul 2021 | Associates

Compliance: honesty is always the best policy

Firms must educate all employees on honesty to avoid run ins with the regulators, says Tracey Calvert

09 Jul 2021 | Associates

Regulation: the rise of the tactical complaint

Making a complaint about opposing counsel to advance your case is a dangerous game, warns Susanna Heley

07 Jul 2021 | Associates

BSB analysis: correlation between barrister characteristics and complaints

Gender, ethnicity, year of call and practising status affected likelihood of a compliant and how it would be dealt with

06 Jul 2021 | Associates

Former partner convicted of sex and drug offences struck off

Following a raid at the solicitor's home, police found indecent videos on a work tablet 

01 Jul 2021 | Associates

SRA draft business plan and budget: access to justice, diversity, inclusion and innovation

The Law Society welcomed the plan but queried how independent an ‘internal quality assurance team’ for enforcement workstreams can be

25 Jun 2021 | Associates

Solicitor suspended for two years over accounts failures

The former firm owner was also ordered to pay £12,000 costs

23 Jun 2021 | Associates

Entity regulation, employment and ethics: getting it right

Gideon Habel reflects on lessons that can be learnt from the case of a trainee dismissed during lockdown

22 Jun 2021 | Associates

SRA grants temporary SIF extension

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced it will extend the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) for a year to allow further consultation on the

15 Jun 2021 | Regulation

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