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  • 14 Apr 2019 9:26 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) is to move from the criminal to the civil standard of proof and rejected suggestions that this will result in “easier prosecutions”.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sdt-to-move-to-civil-standard-of-proof


  • 14 Apr 2019 9:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor’s conviction for illegally subletting his council flat has been upheld after he lost his appeal against a suspended jail sentence.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-convicted-of-subletting-council-home

  • 14 Apr 2019 9:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) confirmed today that it is prosecuting MP Fiona Onasanya after she was convicted of perverting the course of justice by lying about a speeding offence.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/convicted-solicitor-mp-to-face-disciplinary-tribunal

  • 08 Apr 2019 9:34 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor prosecuted for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme – and for the second time over the same set of facts – has this time been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/brazilian-ponzi-scheme-solicitor-struck-off


  • 08 Apr 2019 9:33 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor currently in jail for his part in a fraudulent tax evasion scheme has agreed to be struck off while insisting that he did nothing more than “major English law firms” do for international clients every day.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/tax-fraud-solicitor-proclaims-innocence-as-he-accepts-strike-off


  • 31 Mar 2019 9:59 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) has given both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) a clean bill of health in the way they enforce their rules.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-and-bsb-praised-for-enforcement-processes

  • 31 Mar 2019 9:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor prosecuted for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme – and for the second time over the same set of facts – has this time been struck off. 

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/brazilian-ponzi-scheme-solicitor-struck-off

  • 30 Mar 2019 6:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The term ‘fundamental dishonesty’ is referred to in both Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) 44.16(1) and Criminal Justice and Courts Act (CJCA) 2015, Section 57. CJCA 2015, Section 57 allows for an entire personal injury claim to be dismissed, including any genuine elements, on the basis that the claimant has been fundamentally dishonest in relation to the primary claim or a related claim.

    https://www.hja.net/fundamental-dishonesty-and-fraud-in-a-personal-injury-cases/

  • 18 Mar 2019 11:24 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Exclusive risk management solution provider, Lawyer Checker now offers Cyber Essentials certification to safeguard law firms and their clients from cyber criminals.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/get-cyber-essentials-certified-through-lawyer-checker


  • 18 Mar 2019 11:22 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A law firm that specialised in mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) cases has been fined a record £125,000 for a raft of rule breaches, including sending millions of misleading and unsolicited marketing letters.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/record-fine-for-law-firm-acting-on-mis-sold-ppi-claims


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