'Trusted to the Ends of the Earth?’ An Analysis of Solicitors’ Disciplinary Processes in England and Wales from 1994 to 2015

Boon, A. 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. 28 (2), pp. 129-157. https://doi.org/10.1080/09695958.2021.1889560

Title'Trusted to the Ends of the Earth?’ An Analysis of Solicitors’ Disciplinary Processes in England and Wales from 1994 to 2015
TypeJournal article
AuthorsBoon, A. and Whyte, A.
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.

Keywordssolicitor’s discipline
Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
Legal Services Act 2007
legal professionalism
JournalInternational Journal of the Legal Profession
Journal citation28 (2), pp. 129-157
ISSN0969-5958
Year2021
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09695958.2021.1889560
Publication dates
Published online10 Mar 2021

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