Insights into Legal Services Regulation in 2021
Kingsley Napley Spotlight Series
The decision of the Divisional Court at the end of 2020 in Beckwith v SRA created shock waves in legal services regulation. That decision caused some to call into question the SRA’s approach in bringing disciplinary proceedings against solicitors where sexual misconduct was alleged. In addition, it raised issues around the proper scope of disciplinary action when not directly related to the work of a solicitor.
In this short video, Charlotte Judd, Associate in our Regulatory and Professional Discipline Team, set the scene and gave context to part one in our webinar series "Kingsley Napley Spotlight Series: Insights into Legal Services Regulation in 2021", where our carefully curated panel discussed the recent judgment. The panel included Juliet Oliver, General Counsel of the SRA and Professor Richard Moorhead, one of the UK’s foremost experts on legal ethics, together with Iain Miller, and Julie Norris, Partners in our Regulatory and Professional Disciplinary team.
To read about the key takeaways and insights that were discussed at the webinar, you can download our white paper "Beckwith v SRA - an analysis of the implications of the Court's landmark decision" by using the form below.
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The Beckwith v SRA webinar forms part of a series that Kingsley Napley will be running through 2021, covering a range of some of the most important regulatory issues and/or developments facing the legal professions in 2021 , where a number of thought leaders in the sector will be joining us to share their insights.
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If you have any questions about the issues discussed, please contact a member of our Regulatory and Professional Discipline Team .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charlotte Judd is an Associate in Regulatory department and advises on matters including defending regulated individuals, organisations and corporates; advice for regulators and public bodies and legal services regulation.