The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has secured High Court orders against two solicitors in the first use of its enforcement powers since it began receiving complaints three years ago. The regulator's second complaints report for 2022 reveals that the LSRA has made two successful enforcem
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in England and Wales has commissioned the Universities of York, Cardiff, and Lancaster to lead a new independent review into why it receives more reports about Black, Asian and minority ethnic solicitors than their white colleagues. The project will also rev
People complaining about their solicitors are being forced to wait for up to two years for their complaints to be opened by the Legal Ombudsman, The Times reports. Staff at the industry-funded arbitration scheme are so overwhelmed that nearly one in four are leaving every year.
John Elliot, the Law Society of Ireland's director of regulation and registrar of solicitors, will retire this week after nearly two decades in the role. Mr Elliot, who joined the Law Society in 2004 and served as a member of its senior management team, is taking early retirement on Friday.
The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has launched a short survey ahead of the publication of its third strategic plan later this year. The anonymous survey, which can be found on the LSRA website, invites the views of stakeholders and the public to assist in identifying strategic prioritie
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has launched a new online professional conduct complaint section on its website. The new section, which has been developed by the Society’s professional conduct department, aims to support those wishing to raise a complaint about the professional conduct of
More than 70 people have applied for appointment as lay members of the new Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. The tribunal, established under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015, is expected to commence its work later this year.
The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) received over 600 complaints in the first five months of the new independent complaints handling regime, according to a new report. The watchdog has published the first of its bi-annual reports on complaints against solicitors and barristers made in the
Northern Ireland's inaugural Legal Services Oversight Commissioner (LSOC), whose powers have still not come into effect, has been reappointed for a second three-year term. Marian Cree was appointed to the role in April 2017, but secondary legislation to enact the LSOC's powers could not be introduce