UK Legal Watchdog Backs Whistleblowers Who Face Reprisal

Law360, London (February 7, 2019, 5:28 PM GMT) -- Whistleblowers who report wrongdoing at their law firm should be shielded from reprisals even if their tip doesn't result in disciplinary proceedings, the regulator for England's lawyers said Thursday, addressing concerns that those who speak up are being victimized. 

British regulators issued new guidelines Thursday to shield attorneys who blow the whistle on their law firms from retaliation, addressing concerns that those who report misconduct are being victimized. The Solicitors Regulatory Authority issued new guidelines Thursday explaining when and how it will launch disciplinary proceedings against a firm or a solicitor and stressed that lawyers who report misconduct must not face...

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