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Junior Lawyers Division

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal decisions and junior lawyers

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In response to the recent Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal decisions regarding junior lawyers, the JLD has written to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) asking them to set out the following:

  1. what practical support and measures the SRA has is in place for junior lawyers who are facing difficulties in raising their concerns in the workplace, and
  2. what is the SRA doing to ensure that organisations employing junior solicitors are being supportive and that these organisations do not have ‘toxic’ cultures in which junior lawyers feel unable to raise concerns or ask for help.

Read our full letter (PDF 139kb)

Read our correspondence with the SRA (PDF 1mb)

We urge any junior lawyer who is being investigated by the SRA in relation to breaches of the SRA Code of Conduct to reach out for support.

The SRA responded to this letter on 5 March 2019.

Read the SRA’s full response (PDF 113kb)

If you have any concerns or queries, please email juniorlawyers@lawsociety.org.uk.

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About the Junior Lawyers Division

Your Junior Lawyers Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all LPC students, LPC graduates (including those working as paralegals), trainee solicitors, and solicitors with up to five years post qualification experience.

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