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Jeremy Barnett MBL lecture on Interventions and SRA internal hearings

Jeremy Barnett MBL lecture on Interventions and SRA internal hearings

√جª¬ø   Introduction Chaired by Kenneth Hamer of Henderson Chambers, this conference will provide an update on the latest professional disciplinary case law with particular focus on the New Code of Conduct, PII provisions, defending di...

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SRA achieve strike off again over Escrow Account

SRA achieve strike off again over Escrow Account

In the case of the SRA v Tom Jenkins Merralls,  which was heard on 28 and 29th July and again on 17th November 2015, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal imposed a strike off order and also ordered the Registrant to pay costs in the sum of &po...

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SRA update

SRA update

The Law Sociey Gazette has reported that the SRA has ruled out a delay on the introduction of referral fee ban, despite warnings that the timetable is being rushed. The SRA board will meet on 23rd January to finalise the SRA Handbook's wording on t...

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SRA Right to Intervene | SRA Lawyer

SRA Right to Intervene | SRA Lawyer

The Law Society Gazette 13th May 2015  reported that the SRA were right to intervene in a case where it was said that the Solicitor had 'lost his ethical compass'. A full report of the decision of Newey J available on the LSG page. The Ju...

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SRA appeal fine to suspension | SDT lawyer

SRA appeal fine to suspension | SDT lawyer

The Law Society Gazette dated 17th December 2014 has reported on the case of Kamar Uddin, the sole partner in the Birmingham firm of Res Ipsa Solicitors, who was fined £2,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for misconduct in rela...

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SRA climbs down on Audit Rules | SRA Lawyer

SRA climbs down on Audit Rules | SRA Lawyer

This is a major climb down by the SRA who faced fierce criticism after they announced that the Accounts Rules were to be changed, removing the requiremThe SRA will also seek to amend the Accounts Rules over the next six months to issue a fully revi...

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SRA Update: Courts confirm dishonesty leads to striking off

SRA Update: Courts confirm dishonesty leads to striking off

  See original SDT decision√جª¬ø Two recent separate judgements in the Court of Appeal and the High Court relating to Anthony Dennison and Motihur Rahman respectively show that dishonesty by a solicitor almost invariably leads to strik...

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SRA update: Referral fees and SDLT mitigation schemes

SRA update: Referral fees and SDLT mitigation schemes

The proposed ban on referral fees in personal injury cases The SRA published a discussion paper on the proposed ban on 12th June 2012.  This explained by the Government had decided to ban refrral fees, dealt in detail with sections 56 to 60 of...

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Exceptional result for Jeremy Barnett in largest ARP case at SDT

Exceptional result for Jeremy Barnett in largest ARP case at SDT

The case of Williams, Williams, Carter and Kennedy was heard before the SDT on 2nd July 2011. In a number of earlier cases involving failure to pay much smaller sums of ARP and run off cover, severe sanctions had been imposed in the majority of cas...

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New SRA Code of Conduct goes live on 6th October 2011

The guide, which is available online at www.sra.org.uk/quickgide, begins with the 10 ‘Mandatory Principles’ which underpin all of the handbook requirements. The new approach firmly places responsibility for meeting the requirements in t...

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