Risk and compliance


Solicitor's strike-off overturned as judge cites 'lack of clarity' at SDT

18 April 2019By

Mr Justice Martin Spencer says the sanction against Mark Lorrell was made on a ‘wrong or false basis’.


Overtime and an overpayer - SRA bans two more dishonest employees

18 April 2019By

Section 43 notices issued against non-solicitors from Oxford and Cardiff respectively.

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Conveyancing regulator plans to allow third-party managed accounts

17 April 2019By

Proposal among several measures aimed at streamlining the handling of client money.

Sarah Chambers

'No rationale' for 'patchy' protections under freelance solicitors, says watchdog

17 April 2019By

Consumer panel says SRA has gone back on its pledges to ensure clients would be properly protected.

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Paid to persuade

25 March 2019By Marialuisa Taddia

For decades, government and public affairs practices in UK law firms trailed US-style lawyer-lobbyists. But with Brexit looming large they have been catching up, writes Marialuisa Taddia

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Towards clarity on reporting obligations

11 March 2019By Iain Miller

Regulation and compliance

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Lawyers know the dangers of unqualified advisers. Policy wonks don't

28 March 2019By

If regulating McKenzie friends is disastrous for the poor, the ‘do nothing’ alternative is worse.

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Tackling money laundering: making sure firms are doing their job

20 March 2019By Paul Philip

If we don’t successfully address the problem, the social, economic and security consequences can be devastating.

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Cold comfort for beleaguered junior lawyers

14 March 2019By

Junior Lawyers Division wanted answers on how regulator protects juniors, but the SRA's response provides little in the way of assurance.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Mind your language

25 February 2019By

Criticism of the Legal Services Board stems from its poorly worded objectives.

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