Regulatory and Professional Discipline

The SRA recently launched a new consultation on proposed rule changes on health and wellbeing at work, following their recent guidance and thematic review on workforce environments.

The consultation proposes the introduction of a limited fitness to practise regime, enabling the SRA to place conditions or restrictions on a solicitors Practising Certificate where a medical

On 4 March 2022, the SRA launched a new consultation on proposed rule changes on health and wellbeing at work, following on from their recent guidance and thematic review on workplace environments. The consultation proposes the following change to the Code of Conduct for Individuals and Firms:

‘You treat colleagues fairly and with respect. You

Cyber risk has been an issue for law firms for many years. However, the changes in working environments brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic have been particularly helpful to cyber-criminals, with increased homeworking and remote authorisation processes resulting in increased opportunities for fraudsters. Many firms have had to invest significantly in their IT infrastructure in

In the second of our series of news alerts focused on key regulatory trends of which firms and solicitors need to be aware in 2022, our regulatory and professional discipline partner, Andrew Pavlovic, considers the SRA’s treatment of junior solicitors and how their shift may now be focussing on cultural issues at law firms.

In this series of news alerts, CM Murray LLP regulatory and professional discipline partner, Andrew Pavlovic, identifies three key regulatory trends which firms and solicitors need to be aware of in 2022.  In this first alert, Andrew considers the extent to which the SRA is continuing to investigate personal misconduct following the High Court