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  • 24 Jun 2019 11:06 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The High Court has put a permanent stop to years of vexatious litigation pursued by a struck-off solicitor against the Law Society, Bar Council, senior judges and many others.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/high-court-issues-indefinite-litigation-ban-to-vexatious-ex-solicitor


  • 24 Jun 2019 10:58 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Law Commission has rejected pleas from the legal profession to narrow the rule that all criminal activity that generates funds or other property is caught by the anti-money laundering regime.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-commission-rejects-lawyers-plea-to-narrow-aml-reporting

  • 16 Jun 2019 10:14 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A woman who faked cancer to trick a charity has been ordered to repay more than £26,000.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-48595891


  • 16 Jun 2019 8:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A magistrate from North Lambeth has been given a suspended sentence for her part in a £61,500 fraud, following an investigation by Metropolitan Police detectives.

    https://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/9935

  • 10 Jun 2019 1:24 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A West London solicitor has hit with a £500,000 confiscation order for repeatedly disregarding warnings from his local council to stop using a home as an office for his firm.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-hit-with-500k-poca-fine-for-using-house-as-office

  • 10 Jun 2019 11:01 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    On 11 June 2019, the Cyber-Attacks (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/956) (the “U.K. Regulations”) come into force in the United Kingdom. The U.K. Regulations implement the domestic requirements of EU Regulation (2019/796), which sets out restrictive measures against cyber-attacks (i.e., malicious cyber activities) threatening the European Union or its Member States.

    https://www.ropesgray.com/en/newsroom/alerts/2019/05/Cyber-Attacks-Asset-Freezing-Regulations-2019


  • 03 Jun 2019 9:15 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The High Court has rejected an appeal by a couple jailed for harassing the family judge who heard their “long and contentious litigation” over an adoption.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/high-court-rejects-appeal-by-couple-jailed-for-harassing-judge

  • 27 May 2019 8:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    On February 12 2019 the UK Parliament passed the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 (the “COPO Act”). This new law gives UK authorities (including the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) and the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”)) the power to apply to a UK court to compel a company or individual operating or based outside the UK to provide electronic data stored outside the UK.

    http://www.mondaq.com/uk/x/807354/White+Collar+Crime+Fraud/The+Long+Arm+Of+The+Law+Gets+Longer+UK+Introduces+Overseas+Production+Orders


  • 13 May 2019 10:44 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A scheme allowing lawyers to enter courts and tribunals without a full security search is to be rolled out nationally after a successful pilot, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced.

    https://www.litigationfutures.com/news/hmcts-to-roll-out-national-court-entry-scheme-for-lawyers

  • 13 May 2019 9:51 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Taxpayers must foot the bill for a fail fraud prosecution brought by a millionaire solicitor, a judge ruled yesterday.

    https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/england-taxpayers-to-foot-bill-for-failed-fraud-prosecution-brought-by-millionaire

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