Risk and compliance

Convicted cocaine-supplying barrister is disbarred

24 February 2017By

Omar Khan disbarred after conviction over cocaine supply.


Barristers ‘not there to empathise’ with youth criminals, regulator told

24 February 2017By

Bar Standards Board members debate guidelines for youth court advocacy.

SRA London

Top legal aid firm rebuked over referral payments

23 February 2017By

Duncan Lewis agrees to publication of regulatory settlement agreement following SRA investigation.


Bar Council: shared leave plan will help women reach top

20 February 2017By

Barristers’ body says proposals will promote ‘full equality’ between men and women.

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Financial regulation: City police

23 January 2017By Elle McDonald

Four years on, the financial services watchdog has yet to convince lawyers representing victims of alleged wrongdoing that it is living up to its rhetoric.

High Court

Duplication of enforcement

16 January 2017

What happens when two professional bodies receive a virtually identical complaint about a member concerning a breach of their rules, code or principles?


Iran: open door?

16 January 2017By Marialuisa Taddia

Iran is the biggest new market to re-enter the global economy in decades. But foreign businesses and their advisers still face formidable obstacles.

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Iain miller

The future for solicitor regulation

27 January 2017By Iain Miller

It is clear from the first few weeks of the year that familiar themes will dominate the discussion around regulation in 2017.

John hyde

A doomed legal sector? Not according to the stats

25 January 2017By

We may have convinced ourselves this is a profession in terminal decline. But the figures say the opposite.

Paul catley

‘Super-exam’ is an article of blind faith

23 January 2017By Paul Catley

A new ‘super-exam’ is designed to open up the profession, but there is no evidence it will.

BOOK REVIEW: COLPs Toolkit (2nd edition)

23 January 2017By David Pickup

This book is a toolkit complete with draft policies, checklists and procedures, all on a CD.

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