Briefing quick find:

SRA warning notice: Holiday sickness claims

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is investigating solicitors firms which have acted for claimants on holiday sickness claims. That follows the disquiet expressed by the government, ABTA and tour operators on false claims. Solicitors should be prepared for a detailed…

Solicitors Journal – Is there a better way than intervention?

Intervention, the death knell for a law firm, is the most draconian and irreversible measure in the SRA’s regulatory arsenal. Usually treated as a single whole, in fact intervention describes a bundle of rights which the SRA may invoke to take control of client funds and files, suspend practising certificates, and vest in…

Solicitors Journal – Planning for the unexpected

Conveyancing solicitors may find themselves rather scratching their heads over the recent decisions dealing with conveyancing transactions which failed because the seller was a fraudster. Although the direction of travel of the law on warranty of authority may be welcome, in that solicitors are not being asked to guarantee the identity of their…

GMC report: Medical professionalism matters

In December 2016 the General Medical Council (GMC) published ‘Medical professionalism matters’, the culmination of an 18-month consultation with doctors, trusts, royal colleges and training providers into the challenges faced by the modern medical profession. Time and support Predictably, both the time…