Insolvency handlers want greater access to funds that will plug creditors’ £25m black hole.
Law Society calls on super-regulator to step in and halt 'damaging' SRA plans which will 'undermine trust' in solicitors.
Firms will have to post prices for employment tribunal, immigration, motoring and probate work as well as small business services.
Dubious investment schemes are placing huge strain on cash reserved to recompense people who have suffered hardship as a result of a solicitor's dishonesty or failure to account for client money.
Potential clients now have so many options they can’t possibly know which way to turn.
Super regulator’s public censure makes absolutely no contribution to the problems lawyers face.
One regulator is prepared to look at ability to practise, rather than mistakes. It’s food for thought for the conflicted SRA.
Consumers should not be driven away by expensive rules, but don’t underestimate the lure of reassurance.