It takes a long time and a lot of money and effort to become a solicitor, but does that mean that disciplinary sanctions should only be applied as if they were criminal convictions? 

John Gould appears in New Law Journal on applying the criminal versus civil standard of proof when presenting allegations against a solicitor. 

Not guilty, but probably dishonest is available to read on the New Law Journal 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.