We have had several recent successes defending SRA investigations, including a ‘sexting’ case, a holiday sickness claim and a complaint by an opponent in aggressively conducted litigation, making allegations of misleading the court.

A recurrent theme in the instructions we receive, as we have mentioned in previous issues, is the alleged breach of Rule 14.5, SRA Accounts Rules 2011 (provision of a banking facility).  Practitioners do not always seem to appreciate that the SRA’s interpretation of the rule has evolved over the years, and may continue to do so, so the firm’s assessment of whether current practice is compliant must factor in the risk that it may not be seen to be so when reviewed in a few years’ time.

The SRA has updated its warning notice on Risk factors in personal injury claims.  (See https://www.legalrisk.co.uk/news/ for link.)

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