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Clyde & Co LLP | United Kingdom | 2 Dec 2021

Fitness to practise

The demanding pace and challenges of the legal sector can take its toll on those who work within it and there has been no shortage of commentary on…
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Jonathon Bray Ltd | United Kingdom | 17 Sep 2021

Junior lawyers are an ‘easy target’ for the SRA, says top QC

The SRA is likely to continue prosecuting ‘easy targets’ for ethical breaches, despite widespread criticism of recent Disciplinary cases involving…
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Jonathon Bray Ltd | United Kingdom | 14 Sep 2021

How to avoid common breaches of the SRA Accounts Rules

The SRA leave that for the judgement of the practice, and we would advise that the firm sets out clear targets and procedures to be followed to…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 26 Aug 2021

Impact on solicitors’ undertakings given in property transactions post-Harcus Sinclair v Your Lawyers

‘Undertakings are the bedrock of our system of conveyancing. The recipient of an undertaking must be able to assume that once given it will be…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 6 Jun 2021

Ethical imperatives

Ethics sits at the very heart of the updated regulatory framework launched by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) at the end of 2019. Ethical…
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Jonathon Bray Ltd | United Kingdom | 7 May 2021

Q&A: The Beckwith Case

It’s not often that SDT decisions are overturned on appeal, so when it happens it’s important to see what practical lessons can…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 6 May 2021

Regulatory outlook part 1 - lessons from recent cases

In recent months, there does now appear to be more recognition of solicitors’ personal circumstances which might require the SRA to take a different…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 30 Mar 2021

A review of the SRA's Upholding Professional Standards Report 2018/19

In our last blog commenting on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) Standards and Regulations (“StaRs”) one year on, we noted that we expected…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 29 Mar 2021

How many more Claire Matthews have been victim of a regulatory systems failure?

Thanks to a crowd-funding campaign and a pro bono legal team, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was persuaded to sign a consent order…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 25 Mar 2021

More clarity needed from the SRA on boundaries concerning sexual misconduct and harassment in law firms

The solicitors’ watchdog is right to take charge of misconduct cases but it needs firmer guidance to succeed . Compared with other watchdogs, the…
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