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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Administration of Justice: ICT ( 4 Jul 2023)

Mike Freer: The Lawtech grant funded the establishment of LawtechUK by Tech Nation in November 2019 to help the legal sector overcome legal, regulatory, and cultural barriers to digital transformation. For the financial year 2020 to 2021, a total of £941,000 was awarded to Tech Nation. An independent impact assessment of LawtechUK conducted in 2022 indicated that the programme has been effective in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Solicitors: Assessments ( 7 Feb 2022)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) introduced the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), as a new assessment for all individuals seeking to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. The first sitting of the first part of the exam (SQE1) was held in November 2021, and the results were published on 20 January 2022. In light of experience from the former Legal Practice Course and the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Fraud: Solicitors (18 May 2020)

Alex Chalk: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates the conduct of solicitors and those who breach the conduct rules can be struck off or prosecuted before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). Whilst the SRA does operate a compensation fund, this is for those who have suffered financial loss caused by a solicitor, rather than for those who have lost funds by other means. In response to...

Written Answers — Transport: Rail Maintenance Contracts (24 Feb 2003)

Gwyneth Dunwoody: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the maintenance contracts which have been awarded to private firms by the SRA since its inception; and if he will list the maintenance firms which have had their contracts prematurely terminated by the SRA.

Written Answers — Justice: Law Society: Complaints (30 Jan 2008)

Bridget Prentice: The legal profession is independent, and complaints about solicitors' conduct are therefore a matter for the Law Society rather than Government. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has authorised investigations 60 firms of solicitors; 20 firms have been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, and the SRA has won the first three disciplinary cases heard there.

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation ( 1 Oct 2007)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...the two coal health schemes. Of these, the latest figures show that 1,715 cases have been closed and in excess of £600,000 has been recovered for former miners or their relatives. In addition, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has authorised investigations into 60 firms of solicitors, which have, to date, resulted in 17 firms being referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal....

Written Answers — Justice: Burges Salmon Solicitors: Complaints (19 Jan 2010)

Bridget Prentice: ...October 2009, Official R eport, column 1189W and received further representations from Members of Parliament and a member of the general public regarding the conduct of Burges Salmon LLP and the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) subsequent investigation in respect of that firm's provision of legal advice in mortgage and other financial matters. The conduct of solicitors is a matter...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Legal Professionals (17 Jul 2006)

Bridget Prentice: In 2005, the average earnings of a solicitor were £35,000 per year. This figure is drawn from across the whole solicitors profession and so does not differentiate for size of firm, number of partners, grade of solicitor etc. The full information, showing the breakdowns, is available in the Law Society's Private Practice solicitors' salaries 2005 fact sheet. Information on salaries prior to...

Written Answers — Justice: Personal Injury (24 Jan 2008)

Bridget Prentice: The Ministry of Justice has not assessed the impact of referral fees in personal injury claims. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is responsible for the regulation of lawyers and ensuring that they comply with Rule 9 of the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2007 which sets out the requirements on referral fees. The SRA are currently reviewing the provisions on referral fees and considering a...

Written Answers — Justice: Legal Costs (13 Dec 2010)

Jonathan Djanogly: The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has overall responsibility for the Codes that govern broadcast advertising and this is reflected in the Conduct Rules that apply respectively to lawyers and claims management businesses. We understand that the ASA is considering whether or not to undertake a review of advertising to take account of the recommendations made in Lord Young's report...

Written Answers — Justice: Personal Injury: Compensation (10 Dec 2013)

Shailesh Vara: ..., which has involved visits to over 800 CMCs, and detailed analysis of their business models. If any breaches are identified, the CMR will investigate and take appropriate enforcement action. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has also visited a number of firms to assess suspected breaches of the ban and investigations have been launched into firms that may be in breach. The SRA has...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Legal Service: Northampton ( 9 Jan 2007)

Vera Baird: The Legal Services Commission (LSC) records the number of solicitor firms and not-for-profit organisations who hold contracts to carry out legal aid work rather than numbers of specialist lawyers. The LSC records social services under the category 'community care'. In Northampton, two solicitors firms hold mental health contracts. In addition, there are six solicitor firms in Northampton...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Opinion: Conflict of Interests ( 4 Jul 2022)

James Cartlidge: ...ethics. The legal profession in England and Wales is independent of government, as is the legal regulatory structure, for which the Legal Services Board has oversight responsibility. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the approved regulator of solicitors in England and Wales. The SRA has a detailed Code of Conduct for solicitors including conflict of interest provisions which...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Abuse: Victims ( 2 Jun 2021)

Kit Malthouse: ...private family proceedings, subject to providing the required evidence and meeting the means and merits tests. Whilst the legal profession in England and Wales is independent of government, all lawyers must comply with strict codes of conduct set by their independent regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and CILEx Regulation. These codes of...

Written Answers — Justice: Solicitors Regulation Authority (16 Oct 2007)

Bridget Prentice: I am not aware of any representations received by this Department from ethnic minority firms about their treatment by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). However, as a result of internal concerns about a statistical disparity showing that black and minority ethnic solicitors were over-represented in regulatory decisions, the SRA commissioned an external analysis of this issue,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Solicitors Regulation Authority ( 1 Jul 2020)

Alex Chalk: The legal profession in England and Wales is independent of Government and solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Solicitors must comply with detailed Code of Conduct, which ensures that high standards of conduct are met. The SRA has undertaken a range of work including carrying out research and a thematic review into the quality of service delivery, and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: British Coal Compensation (24 Jun 2008)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: Complaints about solicitors are a matter for the Legal Complaints Service and the Solicitors Regulation Authority rather than Government, since the legal profession is independent. The Government are therefore unable to comment on individual cases. The Law Society has taken action to deal with the complaints and to discipline those firms of solicitors whose relationship and arrangements with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Solicitors: Regulation ( 1 Dec 2017)

Dominic Raab: Legal services in England and Wales are independently regulated in accordance with the framework set out in the Legal Services Act 2007. Solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which prosecutes solicitors and firms involved in dubious investment schemes, as it has done in this case. The SRA and others have issued a series of warnings for the public and the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Legal Fees (16 Nov 2011)

Earl Attlee: The Department for Transport (including its seven agencies) uses three categories of lawyers to deliver legal services across a wide range of functions. These are (a) public law (including the preparation of legislation), (b) EU law and (c) international law and commercial law. The in-house team, comprising barristers and solicitors, advises in all these fields. Costs are managed by a variety...

Written Answers — Transport: Railways (11 May 2006)

Derek Twigg: The preparation and writing of the draft North East regional planning assessment (RPA) was carried out by a single consultancy firm procured by the Strategic Rail Authority at a fee cost of £224,997 (including VAT). Data for the exact number of consultants employed are not available. A number of SRA, and subsequently Department for Transport (DfT) staff supported the development and...

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