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Regulating a reluctant profession: holding solicitors to account

Chandler, Roy Anthony and Fry, Nadine 2009. Regulating a reluctant profession: holding solicitors to account. Accounting Forum 33 (1) , pp. 54-61. 10.1016/j.accfor.2008.11.001

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Abstract

Solicitors are often placed in a position of trust where they hold money on behalf of their clients. Instances of the misuse of clients’ money have been a recurring feature in the history of the legal profession in England and Wales. Yet the legal establishment was slow to impose the same standards of accountability on its members which had long been expected of other members of society and continued to prevaricate many years after the need for financial regulations had been demonstrated through a series of scandals. This paper provides a detailed review of the evolution of basic accounting regulations governing the legal profession.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Uncontrolled Keywords: Legal profession ; Regulation ; Accountability ; Clients’ money ; Solicitors’ Accounts Rules
Additional Information: Financial accounting: Past, present and future
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0155-9982
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:20
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/19955

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