Labour peer accuses Hogan Lovells of 'connivance in criminality' and calls for SRA to withdraw firm’s permission to practise

Lord Hain accuses law firm of 'fatally flawed whitewash of a report' on South Africa corruption claims in House of Lords speech

Labour peer Lord Peter Hain has called on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to withdraw Hogan Lovells’ authorisation to practise for producing a “fatally flawed whitewash of a report” into allegations of South African government corruption.

In a House of Lords debate on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, the veteran anti-apartheid campaigner issued a strongly worded condemnation of the firm’s work for the South African Revenue Services (SARS), accusing it of having walked into a “web of corruption and cronyism for a fat fee”, and being guilty of “connivance in criminality”.

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