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New vetting of solicitors procedure ?unfair?

PUBLISHED October 5, 2011

New rules take effect today that could see aspiring solicitors barred from entering the profession because of a police caution or penalty notice. The Solicitors Regulation Authority has introduced a new suitability test that requires applicants to give details of every legal transgression from their past. The authority says it ?may refuse? applications from those who have previously received a local warning or caution from the police, or those who have paid a Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) for offences such as being drunk and disorderly, or cannabis possession. read more