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"Trusted to the ends of the earth?" An Analysis of Solicitors’ Disciplinary Processes in England and Wales from 1994 to 2015

Boon, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-1494-4005 and Whyte, A. (2021). "Trusted to the ends of the earth?" An Analysis of Solicitors’ Disciplinary Processes in England and Wales from 1994 to 2015. International Journal of the Legal Profession, doi: 10.1080/09695958.2021.1889560

Abstract

This study deals with misconduct cases involving solicitors, the largest legal profession in England and Wales. It covers a 20 year period and focuses in detail on three points during that period: 1994–1996, 2008 and 2015. These points cover different stages during the evolution of the regulatory system from what was arguably the height of legal professionalism to the post-professional system initiated by the revolutionary Legal Services Act 2007. Drawing on detailed studies of disciplinary cases we examine the relationship between professional demography and modes of regulation in determining the outcomes of regulation.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of the Legal Profession on 10 Mar 2021, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/09695958.2021.1889560
Publisher Keywords: solicitor’s discipline; Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Legal Services Act 2007, legal professionalism
Subjects: K Law
K Law > KD England and Wales
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
Date available in CRO: 23 Mar 2021 16:18
Date deposited: 23 March 2021
Date of acceptance: 10 February 2021
Date of first online publication: 10 March 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25826
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