- 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
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