Junior lawyers (including experienced non-partners/compliance officers) are not generally covered by the sort of insurance that would help them if they needed expert help defending themselves against SRA investigation. That very often leaves them at a huge disadvantage when it comes to explaining themselves to a much better resourced SRA. With support from The Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division, Leigh Day Regulatory team is conducting a survey about the potential uptake of regulatory defence cover, if it were available, to try to persuade insurers to provide a solution.
The survey was recently covered in a feature in the Law Society Gazette, is completely anonymous and should only take a few minutes to complete. Please share the survey with any junior lawyers you know to help inform the research.