Archive for the 'Solicitors Regulation Authority' Category

LSB consults on appeal arrangements for SRA as a licensing authority – Legal Services Board

“The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today published a consultation on proposals to establish the appeals mechanism in relation to decisions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should it be designated as a Licensing Authority under the Alternative Business Structures (ABS) framework. Annexed to the consultation is an impact assessment.”

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Legal Services Board, 5th May 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

New rules for solicitors focus on ends, not means – The Guardian

“Changes in regulation to emphasise outcomes that solicitors need to deliver for clients, rather than how they achieve them.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Solicitors Regulation Authority unveils handbook – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority published the final version of its new solicitors handbook this week, as it revealed it had received ‘quite a number’ of enquiries from potential new market entrants about becoming alternative business structures.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

‘Tesco law’ – not the big bang, but it will change the face of legal services – The Guardian

“The Law Society’s decision to back an application by its regulatory arm to oversee alternative business structures applications is a significant step.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

SRA board backs Tesco law powers and new conduct handbook – Legal Week

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) board has approved the watchdog’s application to become a licensing authority for alternative business structures (ABSs) today (15 March).”

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Legal Week, 15th March 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Southampton lawyer seeks damages from SRA – Law Society’s Gazette

“A Southampton-based solicitor is seeking ‘substantial damages’ from the Solicitors Regulation Authority after it closed his firm in what he claimed to be an ‘outrageous and unwarranted’ action.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New proposals for the regulation of lawyers – Bar Standards Board

“The Joint Advocacy Group today (10 August) launches its consultation on proposals for a scheme to quality assure advocates in the criminal courts.”

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Bar Standards Board, 10th August 2010

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Risk of lawyer uninsurability ahead of SRA reform – The Lawyer

“Lawyers could become an uninsurable risk if the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) fails to reform the professional indemnity (PI) insurance regulations.”

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The Lawyer, 10th May 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Lawyer’s £5m battle over ruined career – The Guardian

“A former president of the Law Society and his City law firm are being sued for up to £5m over allegations that they helped a global oil company wreck a barrister’s career.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law Society report backs role for self-regulation – Legal Week

“Major law firms should take a major step towards regulating themselves, according to Lord Hunt of Wirral’s report on the regulation of the profession.”

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Legal Week, 5th October 2009

Source: www.legalweek.com

Solicitors’ regulator faces corporate rebellion – The Times

“Do the big corporate law firms want to be policed alongside their high street counterparts? And is such dual regulation even possible? As two ends of the profession become increasingly differentiated, so the task of regulating both becomes harder. Now, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is facing a rebellion in the City, where leading global practices say that the two-year-old body cannot regulate the profession’s top end.”

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The Times, 26th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Firm to pay price of trainee sacking – Law Society’s Gazette

“Firms that sack a trainee without the agreement of the Solicitors Regulation Authority could find themselves liable for hefty damages, a landmark employment tribunal decision suggests.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd January 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

SRA launches new consultations as LSA reforms loom – Legal Week

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched two new consultations in preparation for the next round of reforms under the Legal Services Act (LSA).”

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Legal Week, 15th January 2009

Source: www.legalweek.com

SRA comes under fire in Beresfords tribunal – The Lawyer

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was accused of ignoring ‘false information’ and holding a ‘biased’ investigation, as the disciplinary tribunal against the coalminers lawyer Jim Beresford continued today.”

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The Lawyer, 18th November 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Quality fears prompt SRA to review foreign lawyer qualification regime – Legal Week

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to launch a formal consultation into the way in which foreign lawyers qualify into the UK, after pressure from the Law Society and education providers to tighten the regulations.”

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Legal Week, 6th November 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

SRA hits out at Law Soc review – The Lawyer

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has attacked the Law Society for over-stepping its remit in launching a potentially dramatic review into the regulation of the legal profession.”

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The Lawyer, 10th October 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Ethnic minority lawyers discriminated against, report finds – The Guardian

“The body that regulates solicitors has been discriminating against ethnic minority lawyers and subjecting them to potentially ruinous investigations, an independent report has concluded.”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

SRA kickstarts Clementi revolution with new LDP structures – The Lawyer

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to change its Code of Conduct in reaction to the regulatory demands of Legal Services Act 2007.”

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The Lawyer, 28th July 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Former member of Islamist group barred from becoming solicitor – The Guardian

“A former member of a radical Islamist group who was an Amnesty prisoner of conscience and who now works for an anti-extremist Muslim thinktank has been refused permission to train as a lawyer. The decision was attacked yesterday as ‘McCarthyite’ by a senior lawyer and human rights campaigner.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

SRA begins review into ‘racially biased’ investigations – Legal Week

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has formally kicked off its review into the disproportionate number of lawyers from black and ethnic minorities who are subject to SRA investigation, by selecting a working party and setting out the terms of its review.”

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Legal Week, 20th March 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

One year on: lawyers remain unconvinced of SRA potency – Legal Week

“After 12 months of operation, senior transactional lawyers still feel detached from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) despite risk and compliance heads’ assertion that the body has been giving City firms more attention.”

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Legal Week, 24th January 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

New scheme opens up the profession to all – perhaps – The Times

“From September the Solicitors Regulation Authority is trying out a pick’n’mix approach to getting would-be lawyers started.”

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The Times, 22nd January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

What do clients think of their lawyers? – The Times

“The time-honoured complaints of communication, costs and delay still top the list. But the Solicitors Regulatory Authority is determined to improve things.”

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The Times, 6th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Solicitors Regulation Authority: we are not institutionally racist – The Times

“The chief executive of the SRA says it is determined to understand why certain groups figure more highly in some areas of regulation.”

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The Times, 24th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

“Institutional” racism at solicitor watchdog – The Times

“Jack Straw is facing calls for a review of the solicitors’ regulatory watchdog after allegations yesterday from black lawyers and one of Britain’s most senior black police officers that it is ‘institutionally racist.’ ”

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The Times, 19th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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