09 Jul SRA Disclosure – A Law Unto Themselves

In this case I was instructed as the defence barrister for a solicitor in professional disciplinary proceedings brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).  The solicitor faced a number of allegations being tried by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) (see: important allegations turned upon whether a Mr Tulsiani (Mr T) had become the respondent’s client in relation to a number of investment property purchases.  It...

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25 Jun SRA DISCLOSURE FAILURES (Part 1) – the SRA caught wanting!

In two cases recently the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) were on the wrong end of judicial disapproval of their approach to disclosure.  Both cases were before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).  In both cases the SRA’s failure to disclose relevant material was central to the allegations that they had brought.  This post considers the first of those cases, heard over many weeks in 2014 and decided...

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