Freelancing: a new era?

Despite some high-profile naysaying early on, the introduction of freelance solicitors may yet re-shape the legal landscape

Digital badge: SRA and thousands of firms 'in breach' of law

A formal complaint about the solicitors’ regulator has been sent to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following its demand that all firms display the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) digital badge on their websites.

‘Triggered’ solicitor struck off for dishonest letter

A claimant personal injury lawyer who had an unblemished record in practice for more than two decades agreed to being struck off after admitting dishonest conduct.

SRA attempts to appease digital logo critics

The regulator’s digital logo is to be disconnected from Google analytics temporarily in a last-ditch effort to appease solicitors’ concerns about data protection and privacy laws.

Insightful misconduct

Learning lessons from previous mistakes is an important factor for the disciplinary tribunals when determining sanctions, says Susanna Heley

Keeping a secret

Training and appropriate policies should create the right foundation for confidentiality and data protection compliance in practice, says Tracey Calvert

SRA publishes Risk Outlook

Money laundering, dubious investment schemes, and the perils of losing information or money to cybercrime are highlighted as risks in the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Risk Outlook.