Press release archive for 2016
We have welcomed the Competition and Market Authority's (CMA) calls for reform of legal services to make the market more open and competitive.SRA looks at doing more to help solicitors and firms to offer new services in new ways, 14 December 2016
We have published proposals to make it easier for law firms to develop new ideas and new thinking.Review finds mostly positive picture for solicitors working with asylum seekers, 07 December 2016
Solicitors and law firms are generally serving asylum seekers well, we have found, although there remains room for improvement.Conveyancing theft reported as biggest cybercrime problem for law firms, 07 December 2016
Figures we have published today have shown that email hacks of conveyancing transactions are the most common cybercrime in the legal sector, with £7m of client losses reported in the last year.Solicitors face tough sanctions for £35m of investment fraud , 07 December 2016
We have flagged that six solicitors have been sanctioned in the last two months for involvement in dubious investment schemes as we publish a detailed Risk Outlook update for solicitors about the risks of such schemes.
We have warned the public to be wary of the growing problem of investment scams using law firms, as we deal with cases where people have lost at least £100m.SRA launches support for youth court solicitors, 01 November 2016
We have launched a specialist support package for solicitors working in youth courts, to help them when representing young people.
We have committed to working with the profession to help target the increasing problem of touting.Perceptions survey suggests positive progress in personal injury market but concerns remain, 25 October 2016
We have published a survey of personal injury sector views which shows most respondents think the market seems to be generally working well, though there are still areas of concern that need to be investigated further.SRA starts discussion on better information for consumers, 20 October 2016
The SRA has today published initial ideas for improving the information available about law firms and solicitors.