Sanctions Guidance

Sanctions Guidance

The CLC, the regulator of specialist conveyancing and probate lawyers has today published proposed guidelines for sanctions to be used by its Adjudication Panel when making decisions in disciplinary cases.The new guidance will help the Adjudication Panel, ensuring consistency and a common view of the appropriate level of sanction in different cases. It will also give stakeholders confidence in the robustness of regulation by the CLC.

Very importantly, the Sanctions Guidance will be a clear indicator of the CLC’s view of the gravity of different types of breaches of its Code of Conduct.

Chief Executive of the CLC, Sheila Kumar said: ‘Establishing a Sanctions Guideline policy is an important step for the CLC and its Adjudication Panel.  Our proactive approach to helping firms deal with issues before they threaten the client or public interest means that comparatively few cases escalate to a degree of seriousness that means they reach the Panel for imposition of sanctions. Our proposed approach enhances transparency to support consumer confidence and to inform our regulated community and stakeholders better about the rigour of our regulatory approach.

‘I hope that many CLC lawyers and many of our partners in regulation and across the conveyancing and probate sector will take the opportunity to comment on our proposals.’

This article was submitted to be published by CLC as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers

http://www.clc-uk.org/

A history of innovation in specialisation

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers was established in 1985 to foster competition and innovation in the conveyancing market. 30 years on we are still helping legal businesses thrive by finding new ways to meet changing customer expectation.

Our approach is to support firms to achieve compliance and to accommodate different ways of working where we can. Our experience as a specialist regulator of conveyancing and probate allows us to tailor our regulation to those areas of property law.

The Legal Services Board’s recent report on regulatory standards gave the CLC the highest overall rating of any frontline regulator and an independent report by IFF (a research company) found that three quarters of licensed conveyancers believe that regulation by the CLC provides value for money and supports innovation and growth in their business.


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