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SRA fails to brush off ‘confidence breach’ claim

24 May 2017By

Regulator had been sued by Alexis Matiland Hudson over disclosure of documents.


Cobbetts collapse: eight to face tribunal over alleged incompetence

22 May 2017By

SRA announces referrals following investigations after 2013 takeover of Manchester firm.

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Disgruntled clients offered live chats with ombudsman

19 May 2017By

’We’re here for them online as well as just a phone call or email away’ says legal watchdog.

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Leigh Day: Martyn Day 'authorised bribe payments', SRA counsel alleges

15 May 2017By

Tribunal hears of 'work leave payments' made to enable Iraqi policemen to give evidence.

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Risk and compliance conference: ‘Get your millennials involved in media strategies’

3 April 2017By

Millennials for whom the use of technology is almost an unconscious reflex must be in the sights of firms drawing up and revising social media and marketing policies.

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Risk and compliance conference: Don’t leave ethics to compliance officers, leading risk expert warns

3 April 2017By

Francis Dingwall warned 300 fellow solicitors gathered for this year’s Law Society Risk and Compliance conference not to ‘contract out’ ethical issues to compliance officers acting in isolation.

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Risk and compliance conference: Brexit ‘plan B’ vital, Blacklaws tells firms

3 April 2017By

Law firms whose bottom line may be affected by Brexit must have a ‘plan B’ to reassure regulators they are preparing for the fallout.

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Qualifying remarks

8 May 2017By Peter Crisp

SQE will provide a necessary minimum rather than the fully-fledged standard the market demands, candidates will still be expected to show as much talent and experience as before


Systemic unfairness

8 May 2017By Angela Hogan

The SQE may improve access to the profession but it does not address the issue of firms recruiting those who have undertaken internships.

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Don't sneer at solicitors for not publishing prices

13 April 2017By

The SRA wants to know the price of everything - but the law is not a fruit ‘n’ veg stall down the market.

​SRA should reopen its doors

3 April 2017By Tim O’Sullivan

Regulator’s decision to exclude public and press from meetings removes vital check and balance on the powers of a tax-raising body

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