There has been a sharp fall in the number of solicitors struck off, suspended, fined or reprimanded by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, its annual report has shown. It also expressed concern about the growing number of private prosecutions.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has proposed scrapping the compulsory management course that all solicitors are required to undertake within three years of qualification.
The work to develop the Slater & Gordon brand in the UK has made it one of the three best-known law firms in the UK, with one in 10 consumers recognising its name, the firm has told shareholders.
Solicitors Regulation Authority plans to make it easier for multi-disciplinary practices to be licensed as alternative business structures will give the large accountancy firms a competitive advantage, the Law Society has claimed.
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