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The whole SRA/SDT disciplinary process is rapidly becoming a laughing stock.

In particular, the way City/Big firms are treated in a such a lenient manner compared with us Country Bumpkins.

See for example the recent City Firm and Partner given a tiny fine (compared to his income) for what to me seemed like a serious offence of sending a 'dodgy dossier' to his funder - that should have been charged by the SRA at minimum as a matter of lack of integrity.

By analogy, I know that in the far-off days when I was asked to provide a Counsel's Opinion to the Legal Aid Board to try to progress a case, if I had sent in one drafted by my own client I would expect to be struck off for it...

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