The SRA's new rules:
Iain Miller writes for The Times Online

7 May 2020

Iain Miller, partner in our regulatory team, writes for the The Times Online about what the Solicitor Regulation Authority's new rules are and how there are issues within them that still need resolving.

Covid-19 has caused significant problems for law firms, not least in having to work remotely while still complying with regulations."

The SRA says it will be pragmatic, with there being no need to introduce rules or disapply old rules to maintain the regulatory framework."

Yet the SRA has more work to do regarding its guidance. Understandably the legal profession is most comfortable with precise prescriptive rules that it can then interpret. The move to high-level rules is to many solicitors disorientating."

Click here to read Iain's full article published on the Times online on 7 May 2020.

About the author

Iain specialises in legal ethics, investigations, and public law matters.     He is General Editor of the leading textbook on legal services regulation, Cordery on Legal Services as well as Chair of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.  


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