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The SRA has removed from the profession two people at opposite ends of their careers – an 80-year-old solicitor who held unpaid disbursements in his office account, and a trainee solicitor who used client money to try and hide her mistakes.
Ruling in a claim of fraud by 10 defendants a High Court judge will not set aside a freezing injunction against two of them as claimants made “full and frank” disclosure and had a good arguable case that the duo had been involved in a sophisticated fraud.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has criticised both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and two former directors of a Preston law firm for their “careless and disrespectful approach” in applying for approval of an ‘agreed outcome’ only a day before their hearing.
The Bar Standards Board effectively killed the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) today – six years after it was meant to come into force – by saying it was pulling out to go in a different direction to assure the quality of criminal advocates.
A solicitor has been struck off for dishonestly creating a false email that he sent to a law firm supervising his wife’s training contract, purporting to be from a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) authorisation officer.
Law Society advertising of its Conveyancing Quality Scheme “misleadingly exaggerated the membership requirements” to make it sound like the accreditation process is more rigorous than is actually the case, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.
A leading legal aid law firm has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for deciding that the theft of client money was not a material breach that had to be reported to the regulator. Instead, it considered the misconduct to be an “internal matter”.
According to the Law Society Gazette, the judge, Justice Fraser, warned that a “fundamental change of attitude by the legal advisers involved in this group litigation is required”
Three quarters of law firms are still unprepared for the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force next May, potentially opening them up to large penalties, according to new research.
A Whitby based Solicitor and Deputy District Judge has been convicted of several fraud offences.
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