The Solicitors Regulation Authority will rely partly on technology to respond to the challenge of a rising enforcement workload to keep operational costs and staff numbers down, it has emerged.

Minutes from the latest SRA board meeting held on 12 July show that the regulator has reduced expenditure from £30.9m in 2013-14 to £29.6m in 2015-16. Over the same period, headcount went from 462 to 430.

However, the minutes reveal, the SRA faced ongoing challenges with its enforcement work, ...

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