Briefing quick find:

When do solicitors fail to uphold the rule of law?

The SRA and SDT must establish a clear definition of principle 1, so that solicitors aren’t punished twice in different jurisdictions for the same act, argues Susanna Heley for the Solicitors Journal. There should be nothing objectionable about principle 1 of…

Honesty is the best policy

The obligation to uphold professional standards by acting honestly and with integrity is enshrined in the standards of professional conduct for all healthcare professionals. Paragraph 56 of Good Medical Practice describes such mandatory traits as being “at the heart of…

Solicitor’s Journal – Solicitors left in limbo

The SRA must act more quickly to investigate allegations against solicitors who have been refused a practising certificate, urges Susanna Heley for the Solicitors Journal. It’s that time of year again. Three months after the deadline for renewal of practising certificates,…

Solicitors Journal – Perceptions of misconduct

While the SRA’s ‘question of trust’ exercise aims to clarify what the profession and the public see as misconduct, the questions risk muddying the waters, says Susanna Heley in the Solicitors Journal. To welcome 2016, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has…