Lord Justice Jackson’s judgment In Wingate and others v. The Solicitors Regulation Authority [2018] EWCA Civ 366, delivered as a Parthian shot the day before he retired, leaves us with a common sense – if nebulous – definition of ‘integrity’.  He describes it as “a useful shorthand to express the higher standards which society expects from professional persons”.  Along the way, he makes a series of points the significance of which may only be felt as cases come to be decided long after his retirement.  The definition is an important one, because allegations of lack of integrity lie at the heart of many prosecutions in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

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