Regulation

5AMLD: firms must take 'immediate' action, but guidance delayed

Law firms have been ordered by the regulator to review their anti-money laundering processes and take immediate action if necessary. 

Kent firm shut by SRA on Christmas Eve

Kent-based County Solicitors has been forced to shut its doors after an intervention by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on Christmas Eve.

LSB pledges step-change in sector engagement

Legal Service Board (LSB) chair Helen Phillips has pledged that the oversight body will take a closer interest in monitoring policymaking by legal regulators over the coming year.

Freelancing: a new era?

Despite some high-profile naysaying early on, the introduction of freelance solicitors may yet re-shape the legal landscape

Digital badge: SRA and thousands of firms 'in breach' of law

A formal complaint about the solicitors’ regulator has been sent to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following its demand that all firms display the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) digital badge on their websites.

‘Triggered’ solicitor struck off for dishonest letter

A claimant personal injury lawyer who had an unblemished record in practice for more than two decades agreed to being struck off after admitting dishones

SRA attempts to appease digital logo critics

The regulator’s digital logo is to be disconnected from Google analytics temporarily in a last-ditch effort to appease solicitors’ concerns about data protection and privac