Defending Professionals Law Blog

11 October 2018

The Rise of the Influencer: Advertising Standards Agency release clear guidance for ‘Influencers’- #AD not #Spon?

On 28 September 2018, The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) published new guidance for influencers to assist them in abiding by the relevant advertising rules.

Fiona Strachan

12 June 2018

Love Island and your professional obligations

The launch of ITV2’s reality TV show ‘Love Island’ amassed an audience of approximately 2.95 million, becoming the highest-rating programme at 9pm across all channels last Monday. Another first for the series is the inclusion of contestants with professional qualifications such as an A&E doctor and a newly qualified solicitor.

26 January 2018

Discretion and everyday case management: a revision guide from the Court of Appeal

Hussain v General Pharmaceutical Council [2018] EWCA Civ 22

Laura Vignoles

8 December 2017

The Business Case For Legal Ethics

The last few years have seen an increased interest in legal ethics in England and Wales.  Frances Dingwall of Legal Risk has written an excellent book Cautionary Tales: Lessons in Ethics for Lawyers.  Mena Ruparel and Richard Burnham have written a book published this year entitled: How to be an ethical solicitor.  Tracey Calvert has written Ethics in Law Firms: a Practical Guide.  For my part, I have written a Chapter on ethics for Cordery on Legal Services and an article for the May 2016 Edition of the Law Society’s Legal Compliance Bulletin entitled Legal Ethics 2.0.  

Iain Miller

1 December 2017

SDT refuses solicitor’s application to terminate suspension

A solicitor that was suspended indefinitely by the SDT in 2005 has his application to lift suspension refused, despite practising as a lawyer abroad for 12 years.

George Babalola was indefinitely suspended by the SDT in 2005 for making claims for costs which were excessive, claiming disbursements on the basis of invoices bearing false and/or inaccurate signatures and making misleading representations to the Law Society’s investigation officer.  

Sian Jones

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