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SLAPPS, NDAs and the Ethical Challenges for In-House Solicitors and GCs: ReguLaw Podcast – Episode 2

In the next episode of our regulatory podcast ReguLaw, Partner and Regulatory specialist, Andrew Pavlovic, and Associate, Naomi Latham discuss the increased scrutiny on lawyers in the last 12 months, both in relation to the type of work that they undertake and the clients they act for.

In this episode, Andrew and Naomi discuss:

  1. SLAPPS – An overview of the SRA’s guidance on the conduct of disputes, warning notice and thematic review;
  2. “Sharp practice” – The recent findings of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in Woolf and the message this sends to solicitors engaging in sharp practice;
  3. NDAs – The SRA’s current thematic review following the SRA’s warning notice on the use of NDAs, what our experience is with NDAs and confidentiality clauses;
  4. GCs and in-house lawyers – A summary of the SRA’s in-house solicitors thematic review and how the-in house community have responded to the review so far;
  5. Economic uncertainty – Whether we expect to see further ethical challenges arise for solicitors and firms given the UK’s current financial markets and its stability;
  6. Client selection – How firms are under increasing pressure to reject instructions from potential or existing clients for political and societal reasons.

You can listen to previous episodes of ReguLaw here.

We hope you enjoyed this episode of ReguLaw. If you have any questions or would like to feature as a special guest in a future episode, please get in touch with Partner Andrew Pavlovic.