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Outcomes-Focused Regulation: A Practical Guide

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Author(s): Hopper, Andrew, QC; Treverton-Jones, Gregory, QC;
Classification(s): Regulation of legal profession;
ISBN-13: 9781907698095
ISBN-10: 1907698094
Publication Date: 21 Aug 2011
Imprint: The Law Society
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Publisher: The Law Society
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224

The SRA's outcomes-focused regulatory framework focuses on the high level principles and outcomes that should drive the provision of legal services. It is part of the philosophy of an outcomes-focused approach that prescriptive rules are avoided if possible and practitioners make a judgement, reflecting their own clients and the nature of their practice, as to how to achieve the required outcomes. The regulator provides only limited guidance. Written by Andrew Hopper QC and Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, authors of The Solicitor's Handbook 2011 and leading figures in the regulatory and disciplinary field, Outcomes-Focused Regulation provides an explanation of the practical impact of this new regime and is designed to provide guidance that might not otherwise be readily available. The book's structure mirrors that of the Code of Conduct in the SRA Handbook, providing a chapter on each of the new sections with additional chapters explaining OFR in principle; how regulation will apply in practice; and how the SRA is likely to interact with the profession in future.

1. OFR explained;
the historical perspective and philosophy;

2. The Principles;

3. You and your client (client care, equality and diversity, conflicts, confidentiality, your client and the court, introductions to third parties);

4. You and your business (management, publicity, fee sharing and referrals);

5. You and your regulator;

6. You and others (relations with third parties and separate businesses);

7. Regulation in practice;
Appendix: The Principles and Code of Conduct (reproduced).


'A must-have purchase for the up-to-date practitioner' Phillip Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers

Author Biography

Andrew Hopper QC was admitted as a solicitor in 1972 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2001 (the fifth solicitor advocate to be appointed Silk and the first outside the City of London). He is described in Chambers UK (2007) as 'the oracle of all things relating to solicitors' disciplinary proceedings'. He has specialised in the field of professional regulation and discipline since 1979. Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, barrister-at-law, of 39 Essex Street, was called to the Bar in 1977, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002. He has practised in the field of professional discipline and regulation since the early 1990s. He is described in Chambers UK (2007) as 'a Law Society guru' and, in Legal 500 (2009), as 'the leading barrister in solicitors' disciplinary work'.

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