Legal Services Regulation Blog

30 March 2017

The Great Repeal Bill and the regulation of law firms

We are still a long way from the finish line but at least with the publication of the Great Repeal Bill: White Paper (“the White Paper”) we have some clarity about the future course of UK domestic law. This blog by Iain Miller is directed at the position in relation to the regulation of law firms.

Iain Miller

8 March 2017

What is lack of integrity?

Newell-Austin  v  SRA [2017] EWHC 411 (Admin) is the latest case to deal with the question of what is lack of integrity and may finally put to rest the issues around the meaning of the phrase.  

Iain Miller

15 February 2017

Solicitors acting as McKenzie Friends and unbundling legal services – a cautionary tale

On 9th February the Divisional Court handed down judgment in Ballard v SRA [2017] EWHC 164 (Admin) on an appeal from a decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.  The appeal represent one of the so far few cases that deals with those solicitors providing unbundled legal services or acting as McKenzie friends.

Iain Miller

14 February 2017

Let's fast-track solicitor discipline

The current long-winded system of disciplining solicitors is inefficient and costly and must not be allowed to survive much longer.

Iain Miller

19 January 2017

Brexit and Law Firms

This week the Law Society published its paper on the impact of Brexit on the legal services market entitled: “Brexit and the Law

Iain Miller

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