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Ten-Minute Talks: The SRA Consultation on Financial Penalties – 3 Key Issues for Firms and Individuals

The SRA’s consultation on financial penalties has a number of potentially significant implications for both individual lawyers and law firms. In this Ten-Minute Talk, our Managing Partner, Clare Murray, Clare Murray, and Regulatory and Professional Discipline Partner, Andrew Pavlovic, discuss the following three key issues raised by the consultation:

  • Are fines an appropriate way of sanctioning individuals found to have committed acts of sexual harassment?
  • Should the SRA be able to fine firms and individuals up to £25,000 without involving the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal?
  • What are the implications of the proposed increase to fining bands for law firms in accordance with their turnover?

A link to the consultation, which is open until 11 February 2022, can be found here.

If you have any questions arising from this video, or you would like to discuss any issues relating to SRA investigations and regulation, please contact our Partner Andrew Pavlovic, who specialises in regulatory and professional discipline law, or our Managing Partner Clare Murray, who specialises in partnership and employment law;

For more information on our firm’s expertise in advising International and UK law firms and their partners on Partnership Law, Regulatory and Professional Discipline matters please click here:
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