Question of ethics


Basic instincts

2 July 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority looks at whether you should take any action when representing a divorce client who has had a sexual relationship with her husband’s solicitor.


Passport to fraud

24 June 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority looks at what a solicitor can disclose to the Passport Office when he suspects that an application he signed may be fraudulent.


Can you spare a tenner?

18 June 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority looks at whether a firm can unilaterally dispose of a small amount left in client account.


Repairing the damage

11 June 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority looks at the circumstances under which the SRA will allow a solicitor to breach an undertaking without entertaining a complaint about it.


Limiting the damage

4 June 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority looks at circumstances in which you can co-operate with the police against the interests of your client.


Have my instructions – and my number

28 May 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority considers the position of a solicitor asked on a date by her client while handling his divorce.


Beyond the ale

21 May 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority looks at whether tacky advertising by your competitor can bring the profession into disrepute.


Doing your duty

12 May 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority looks at whether there are circumstances in which you can decline to comply with your client’s instructions.


Cashpoint charlie

7 May 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics looks at what a solicitor should do with a request to withhold a beneficiary’s legacy due to the likelihood that he will spend it all on drink, raising the issue of using client account as a banking facility.


The demon drink

27 April 2010

This week’s Question of Ethics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority asks whether you should take action if you are told that a colleague is drinking heavily and abusing his partner – and whether conduct outside the office is ever a matter for the regulator.

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