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FOCUS OF THE DAY: Competence statement could be used as enforcement tool, SRA chief says. The Solicitors Regulation Authority adopted a new way to judge lawyers’ competence yesterday, which will for the first time mean it does not need to rely entirely on expert opinion or case law. Speaking after the SRA board approved the final version of the ‘competence statement’, chief executive Paul Philip said it could be used in enforcement proceedings against solicitors. Full story - Legal Futures

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