There is no buzzword in the legal sector right now louder than ‘Innovation’. The disruption caused by COVID has rapidly accelerated both the appetite and timescale for technological progress in the sector. It has created the urgency for change which is so often required before people to move out of their comfort zone, in particular lawyers.
As per their annual report for 2018/19, the CQC issued 564 Notices of Proposal to Cancel Registration for the relevant period. This was 119 (26.7%) more than the previous year. We address what you can do in these circumstances, and also where an application for registration is turned down by the regulator.
In our blog series, we have dealt with how the accountancy regulators put their spotlight on audit quality, and how firms should prepare for an audit quality visit from their regulator to ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible.
The temptation to approach the adjudication of a student complaint as merely an ‘internal process’, is one of the most common errors made by some higher education institutions. The process adopted must be capable of examination by an independent and external eye to ensure that at each stage of the process, the rights of all individuals involved are protected.