Wingate and another v Solicitors Regulation Authority; Solicitors Regulation Authority v Malins

Solicitor – Disciplinary proceedings. In professional codes, the term 'integrity' was a useful shorthand to express the higher standards which society expected from professional persons and which the professions expect from their own members, and acts of manifest incompetence engaging the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Code of Conduct and Principles were of a different order from negligence. Having examined the meaning the law ascribed to 'honesty', 'integrity' and related concepts, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, refused to reinstate one solicitor's acquittal, but reinstated that of another solicitor, and reinstated an order that a third solicitor be struck off the roll.

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