UK Legal Regulator Seeks To Boost Fines It Can Impose

By Kevin Penton (November 19, 2021, 8:14 PM GMT) -- A U.K. legal ethics enforcer wants to increase from £2,000 ($2,694) to £25,000 the maximum fine it can unilaterally impose on law firms or solicitors who violate the country's ethics rules, the regulatory body announced Friday.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority wants to broaden the scope of cases it can review, while reserving those deemed to be more serious or involving allegations of sexual misconduct to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the authority said.

For cases deemed to be "more serious" but not rising to the level of referral to the SDT, the authority also wants to be able to fine firms up...

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