The Court of Appeal recently spelt out the higher standards to which solicitors are held in defining what 'integrity' means for the purposes of disciplinary action.

It said integrity "connotes adherence to the ethical standards of one's own profession" and involved "more than mere honesty"

John Gould comments in Legal Futures commenting “Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Ivey reforming the test for the identification of dishonesty, the Court of Appeal has now provided the definitive approach to integrity for professionals.”

A solicitor's integrity means ethical rather than just honest behaviour, says Court of Appeal is available to read on the Legal Futures website. 

John is Senior Partner of Russell-Cooke. His area of particular expertise is regulation and public law. He specialises in the analysis and solution of complex regulatory problems, advising regulators, government departments, law enforcement agencies, charities and statutory and professional bodies.