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He is alleged to have submitted fraudulent legal aid claim forms for his personal benefit while working as a sole practitioner
A solicitor whose conduct “was about as dishonest as it could get” – and left the profession to pick up a £175,000 bill to compensate a vulnerable client he had “preyed on” – has been struck off.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has won a £700,000 award from the government to support and accelerate the ideas of law firms and others to improve access to justice using artificial intelligence (AI).
Small law firms are increasingly being targeted by cyber-criminals, but very few attacks are actually succeeding, new research has found.
A renowned media lawyer is to face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over allegations that he posted offensive messages on social media, believed to be in response to neo-Nazi trolls.
In the recent case of CMOC Sales & Marketing Limited v Persons Unknown the English High Court granted that first worldwide freezing order against ‘Persons Unknown’.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) said the lawyer had “fought every point”, tried to block the disciplinary process and challenged the authenticity of documents in a way which was “unrealistic and fantastical”.
For businesses which are victims of bribery and fraud, civil remedies can be a quicker and more effective means of obtaining redress than awaiting the outcome of a criminal investigation and prosecution.
The Bar Council has reacted with outrage to training reforms that it says would include automatically ‘passporting’ solicitors with rights of audience and academics through qualification as barristers, thus “diluting” the brand.
As an advisor to businesses on how to counter bribery and corruption, Pinsent Masons look forward to findings of a Select Committee examining whether the Bribery Act 2010 has led to stricter prosecutions of corrupt conduct, higher conviction rates, and a reduction in such conduct, as well as the impact the act has had on SMEs
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