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DISCLOSURE: Call of duty

30 September 2011  

Mark Surguy examines the tension between disclosure and misconduct

On 6 October 2011 the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2007 will be replaced by the SRA Code of Conduct. Whereas the 2007 Code was based on ‘core duties’, the new code will be outcomes-focused, based on ten mandatory principles that will effectively define the so-called ‘OFR’ regime of ‘outcomes-focused regulation’. The SRA Code sets out what it will look like for a lawyer who is acting in an ethical and principled manner.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Ablitt v Mills & Reeve (a firm) [1995] TLR 635

    CMCS Common Market Commercial Services AVV v Taylor [2011] EWHC 324 (Ch)

    English & American Insurance Company Ltd v Herbert Smith & Co (a firm) [1987] NLJ Rep 148

    Hedrich v Standard Bank London Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 905

    Myers v Elman [1940] AC 282

    Qualcomm Inc v Broadcom Corp [2008] WL 66932

    Ridehalgh v Horsefield [1994] Ch 205