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Current consultations

Name: The Levy: funding legal services oversight regulation
Who: Legal Services Board
Closing date: 29 September
In brief: Recommends that the LSB’s costs should be apportioned among regulators according to the number of authorised persons they regulate, and the Office for Legal Complaints’ costs be apportioned according to the number of complaints each group of authorised persons generate. See story here.
More detail:Click here for the full paper.

What: Legal Practice Course: policy on accreditation of prior learning
Who: Solicitors Regulation Authority
Closing date: 21 October
In brief: Proposals to allow exemptions from the legal practice course in specific circumstances.
More detail: SRA website here.

Legal Futures Blog

The ethics of the SRA’s social media warning notice

Mena Ruparel

Social media portals are regularly used by firms and those who work for law firms in both professional and personal capacities. Their informal nature and the fast pace of use makes it all too easy for regulated people to get carried away with online discussions or comments which can fall foul of the regulator. This is more likely to happen on social media platforms as these are virtual, accessed in the solicitor’s own time and space. It can be easy to forget that solicitors are regulated just the same at 11pm on their home computer as they are at 3pm in the office or at court.

September 15th, 2017