The High Court has recently handed down judgment in an appeal by a high-profile former solicitor against the findings of the SDT. The case provides a helpful reminder of the principles applicable to allegations of dishonesty and lack of integrity in regulatory proceedings. It suggests that these remain distinct concepts, despite the decision to the contrary in Malins v SRA. In fact, the most striking feature of this case is that there was no argument that Malins was rightly decided on this point and, in powerful if obiter comments, Sir Brian Leveson, President, and Mrs Justice Carr indicated that it was not.
Read the full article by William Flenley QC, Heather McMahon and Alicia Tew here: Peter Williams v Solicitors Regulation Authority