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SRA update

Referral fees and SDLT mitigation schemes

Two current 'hot topics' are the forthcoming ban on referral fees and the treasury's dislike of Stamp Duty Land Tax mitigation schemes. Recent consultation and guidance is available on both issues.

The proposed ban on referral fees in personal injury cases

The SRA published a discussion paper on the proposed ban on 12th June 2012.  This explained by the Government had decided to ban refrral fees, dealt in detail with sections 56 to 60 of The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 [LASPO], and gave an indication of the SRA current approach to the ban. read more

 

 

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