Raising Concerns and Whistleblowing - A Guide for Solicitors

An essential guide on whistleblowing for solicitors and other legal professionals

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Course Overview

Whistleblowing in the workplace can be difficult for any individual, but no more so than for those working within the legal sector. During this session, guidance will be provided in respect of your regulatory responsibility to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to report matters involving serious misconduct or risk to the public.   

During this 30-minute session, barrister Alastair Hodge of 5 Essex Court will outline the legal background to whistleblowing and the circumstances in which would-be whistle-blowers are protected by law. Consideration will also be given to whistleblowing policy and procedures and how whistleblowing can be encouraged within the workplace.

Essential for all members of staff, this course will outline the importance of having a whistleblowing policy and will offer guidance on how firms can create one, if needed. A round-up of recent developments in whistleblowing case law will also be provided.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the slides and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of whistleblowing policy and procedure
  • • Be aware of your regulatory duties in respect of whistleblowing
  • • Feel confident when advising clients regarding whistleblowing
  • • Be up to date with recent whistleblowing case law

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for practitioners and law firm employees of all levels


About Instructor - Alastair Hodge

Alastair is a practising barrister at 5 Essex Court who specialises in all aspects of Employment & Education Law. Called in 1997, Alastair is also a Senior Advocacy Trainer for the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and has spent many years teaching students, pupils, junior practitioners and QC's the art of advocacy, both nationally and internationally. In 2014 he was appointed a Master of the Bench and in 2016 was appointed an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Law School. He is also an experienced after dinner speaker, comedian and mimic, and is renowned for his entertaining presentational style.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    18 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 60