The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has urged firms to take care with vulnerable clients and uphold standards even if legal aid cuts are in force.

The SRA believes the risk of standards falling may increase if the government?s legal aid changes are introduced. The authority?s press release said the SRA was ?particularly alive? to the risks of the most vulnerable members of society not receiving the right service.

Appropriate client care is a key requirement in the new outcomes-focused regulation regime and the SRA is now calling on solicitors to maintain high standards.

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