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@15.29 - whilst the courts confirmed that integrity and dishonesty are different, the recent decision in Ivey v Genting(removing the subjective element of the Ghosh/Twinsectra test), has effectively re-opened that debate.

I'm not sure I agree that there is a difference between the two. The example that you cite is clear dishonesty in my opinion. It is the intentional destruction of a document to avoid it being used against you by your regulator.

If the circumstances were different and perhaps it was suggested that you were not altogether transparent with the SRA, but not actively destroying documents, I could see an argument for a lesser offence. But in that case I would suggest that rather than dishonesty, it would be a breach of a regulators own rules, such as a failure to uphold professional standards, or maintain trust in the profession.

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