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SRA investigating nine criminal law firms over failures in advice to asylum seekers

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is investigating nine criminal law firms over failures in advice to asylum seekers, it has emerged. The Criminal Cases Review Commission submitted a confidential report to the regulator earlier this year after the convictions of 19 asylum seekers were overturned on appeal.

August 26th, 2014 | No Comments »

SRA to investigate asylum advice after judges overturn convictions

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is to investigate the quality of legal advice provided to asylum seekers, in part because of concerns expressed by the Criminal Cases Review Commission, it has emerged.

August 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The legal lot of the asylum seeker: complex system, hard-to-find lawyers and “sloppy” advice

Vulnerable asylum seekers are at risk of “serious detriment” from a complex asylum process and potentially “sloppy” work by immigration advisers, according to the Legal Services Consumer Panel.

October 17th, 2012 | No Comments »