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A solicitor who held on to money meant for counsel, experts and others for several years so as to aid his firm’s cash flow has been struck off.
Lawyer Checker has joined forces with Searches UK, a property search specialist provider to law firms, to host an exclusive and informative webinar on the threat of cyber crime and fraud.
A criminal law solicitor who “appeared to have been duped by a convicted fraudster” has been fined £5,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
The trial of Slater & Gordon’s £637m claim over its acquisition of Quindell’s professional services division is set for October as the two sides continue also to argue over consideration still owing.
A solicitor who “brass-plated” the practices of other solicitors and did little to supervise them has been struck off, after one misappropriated £140,000 of client money.
The recent, high profile collapse of a multimillion pound fraud trial in London highlights the importance of expert evidence. The role of an expert witness should be to provide the court with an opinion on a particular subject based on their experience, knowledge and expertise.
The legal sector has been undergoing significant change in recent years with the increasing use of artificial intelligence creating a significant challenge for firms according to a data breach specialist.
A fraud trial has collapsed after an "expert" witness used in at least 20 other cases was found to be unqualified.
The number of law firms shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) fell to a 10-year low in 2018, but payouts to victims of dishonest solicitors have increased, new figures have shown.
The Law Society receives around £30m each year from the practising certificate and turnover fees paid by each solicitor and regulated legal business. This money is used to fund the trade association activities that the Law Society focuses on.
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