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Solicitors Regulation Authority finally issues statement about ‘Lord Harley of Counsel’ LinkedIn CV

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Professional regulator indicates that it may act as more questions raised over the LinkedIn CV of solicitor-advocate Alan Blacker (who goes by the title of ‘Lord Harley of Counsel’)

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As questions continue to be asked about some of the claims outlined on solicitor-advocate Alan Blacker’s extraordinary LinkedIn profile, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has issued its first formal statement on the saga.

An SRA spokesperson said:

“We are aware of the matter, and indeed had already noted the content of Dr Blacker’s website. We will be looking at all the necessary information, and are in contact with other concerned agencies, before deciding the appropriate action.”

The suggestion that the professional regulator may act comes after doubts were raised about aspects of Blacker’s CV by posters on the Legal Cheek comment threads.

Yesterday Wales Online ran a piece in which it contacted various organisations which Blacker says he has links with and published their responses.

Blacker — who was criticised last month by judge David Wynn Morgan for dressing “like something out of Harry Potter” as he represented a defendant at Cardiff Crown Court — was unavailable for comment this morning.