Regulators

Proposed regulatory reforms could mean small firms close, Law Society warns

Significant proposals for regulatory changes to legal services set out in an independent report could create a complex system, lead to uncertainty and result in small firms closing, the Law Society has warned. 

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.

Overworked solicitor with mental health problems struck off

A solicitor who had been suffering from an anxiety disorder was struck off for lying to and misleading personal injury clients about the progress of their compensation claims.

LeO scraps mediation proposals

The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has decided not to pursue mediation as a method of dispute resolution after a trial revealed minimal uptake of th

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