- 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
Planning for retirement
8 July 2020
In 2006 I started thinking about retirement whilst founding a boutique practice specialising in partnership and employment law. Ten years later, a friend told me that I would never be able to retire.
Time for a new regulatory settlement
3 July 2020
The problem with reform based on a compromise with vested interests is that it ends up being more pig’s ear than silk purse and the Legal Services Act 2007 is no exception.