- Tuesday, 26 August 2014
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.
Tags: asylum, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Latest news, Solicitors
- Thursday, 14 August 2014
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.
Tags: asylum, immigration, Legal Services Board, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
- Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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.
Tags: asylum, immigration, Legal Services Consumer Panel
Posted in Barristers, Consumer panel, Latest news, Legal Executives, Solicitors
With one in four people saying they’d contest an inheritance if they didn’t feel it was distributed properly, many solicitors will have dealt with clients who are making a will that will subsequently be challenged.
Last week, I wrote about the Post Office scandal. I made clear my view that resigning is not enough, but some people have rightly challenged me to say what I feel would be enough.