In-house lawyers at the Post Office and those on its external panels who advised on prosecution of dozens of sub-postmasters are under further scrutiny as Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently won access to all documents.

The additional disclosure is unlikely to speed up the disciplinary process as the inquiry will need to draw to a close, ensuring full investigations of the Post Office’s team of in-house lawyers and external advisors prior to any action being taken on prosecution for wrongdoing.

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