COVID-19: If you get a fixed penalty notice for non-compliance with lockdown measures – do you have to tell the Solicitors Regulation Authority?
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."
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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