- Thursday, 14 August 2014
A solicitor who advised the Police Federation is set to be investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) amid allegations of police misconduct over the death of a man during a drugs search.
Tags: Crown Prosecution Service, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
- Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Law firms, chambers, regulators and other legal bodies which sign up to the official British Standard on dealing with vulnerable consumers are to have their commitment celebrated publicly on the website of the Legal Services Consumer Panel.
Tags: Crown Prosecution Service, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Board, Legal Services Consumer Panel, LeO
Posted in Consumer panel, Latest news
- Friday, 4 March 2011
The Legal Services Board has for the first time granted an application to extend the reach of reserved legal activities, giving the Institute of Legal Executives the power to award the right to conduct litigation to associate prosecutors.
Tags: associate prosecutors, Crown Prosecution Service, ILEX, ILEX Professional Standards, Institute of Legal Executives, Legal Services Board, reserved legal activities
Posted in Legal Executives, Legal Services Board, News
- Thursday, 17 February 2011
Two-thirds of barristers’ chambers which provide legal services to the Crown Prosecution Service are failing to meet equality and diversity standards, it has emerged in the first survey of its kind. Speaking at a Bar Standards Board event, Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions, said he supported the BSB’s desire to make its diversity rules obligatory.
Tags: bar standards board, Crown Prosecution Service, equality and diversity
Posted in Barristers, News
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.