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  • 22 Oct 2017 8:25 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The government is planning to create a UK-wide £650m “legal services marketplace” from which the public sector will procure commercial legal services



  • 22 Oct 2017 8:24 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    “Concerned words” about diversity and social mobility need to be turned into action through changes to the way the criminal courts operate if junior barristers are to be retained

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/junior-barristers-bearing-brunt-pressure-criminal-courts

  • 14 Oct 2017 9:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A personal injury solicitor convicted of benefit fraud after being paid for case referrals while receiving employment support allowance (ESA) has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-received-referral-fees-employment-benefit-struck-off

  • 07 Oct 2017 8:24 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who failed to ask for either personal or professional references before recruiting a conveyancer who went on to carry out a series of frauds, has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).



  • 01 Oct 2017 8:31 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An employee of a City law firm who abused her company credit card has been fined and stopped from working in the profession.



  • 01 Oct 2017 8:30 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Law Society has hit out at the latest raft of reforms proposed by the SRA and particularly the idea of granting ‘freelance’ solicitors the ability to deliver reserved legal services without being either a registered sole practitioner or part of a law firm.



  • 01 Oct 2017 8:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Law Society has settled the case that saw the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) rule that that it abused a dominant position


    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/exclusive-law-society-settles-abuse-dominant-position-case-amid-war-words

  • 01 Oct 2017 8:28 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Simmons & Simmons, Pinsent Masons and Locke Lord have taken roles on civil and criminal claims stemming from the collapse of FTSE 250 oil company Afren, as the SFO announces charges against two of its executives


    http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2017/09/26/four-firms-advising-as-sfo-announces-charges-for-former-afren-executives/


  • 24 Sep 2017 9:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Director of now dissolved Warwick Solicitors to stand trial at Bristol Crown Court following an investigation by West Midlands Police

    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/law-firm-boss-who-hosted-13645306

  • 17 Sep 2017 4:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The row between SRA and Law Society over the former’s plan to allow solicitors to practise from unregulated firms has stepped up a notch


    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/afraid-competition-sra-ratchets-rhetoric-row-law-society

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