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City lawyers warn PII reforms “risk damaging solicitor brand”

City solicitors have outlined their deep scepticism about plans by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to reform professional indemnity insurance rules, warning that “the solicitor brand should not be placed at risk” without very good reason.

September 18th, 2015 | No Comments »

SBR changes could cause “irreparable damage” to solicitor brand, warn City lawyers

Plans by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to relax the separate business rule could cause “irreparable damage” to the solicitor brand and “drive significant numbers of the profession” into the unregulated sector, the City of London Law Society has warned.

February 13th, 2015 | No Comments »

City solicitors warn SRA that whistleblowing plan could undermine compliance officers

City solicitors have called for clarity from the Solicitors Regulation Authority over the reporting of rule breaches and misconduct, while arguing that compliance officers should be the first port of call for whistleblowers.

February 25th, 2013 | No Comments »

City solicitors strike deal with commercial Bar over special terms of business

The City of London Law Society and Commercial Bar Association have published model terms of business for barristers instructed in commercial cases after more than two years of negotiation. The Bar Council’s new standard terms were deemed unacceptable by some solicitors.

February 1st, 2013 | Comments Off on City solicitors strike deal with commercial Bar over special terms of business

SRA to adopt City firms’ recommendation on dealing with conflicts of interest overseas

City law firms facing conflict issues overseas should apply the rules that apply in the relevant jurisdiction, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has suggested. Meanwhile, the SRA and the Law Society of Scotland have begun discussions on an intra-UK regulatory regime.

April 10th, 2012 | No Comments »