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Corporate Members 2019

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … more


President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … more


No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue. There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more


‘Moving on up’ – Lessons Learned from the Divisional Court Appeal in the Leigh Day case


Moving on up

Last month, as part of looking forward to 2019, we looked back at the lessons from the SDT’s costs decision in the SRA’s case against Leigh Day. In this second reflection in the series, we’ll be taking a look at the judicial pronouncements made when the Leigh Day case went up to the Divisional Court on appeal.

The High Court judgment is not just instructive to advisers in the regulatory and disciplinary field, but to legal professionals more generally. This is because as well as setting out at the appellate court’s approach to an appeal from the SDT, the judgment also contains important messages about the seriousness and culpability required when evaluating whether a breach of the principles has taken place. The allegations against Leigh Day spanned the 2007 and 2011 regulatory regimes and the appeal judges were required to consider how the tribunal had reached its decision in relation to the two sets of rules. This indicates that the view formed by the appellate court will continue to be instructive when the rules change again later this year TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE