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  • 20 Aug 2017 1:34 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An email has been sent in relation to an inheritance, falsely claiming to be from "David Norman" of "Luca & Co Solicitors".

    http://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/scam-alerts/2017/Aug/lucas-co-solicitors.page

  • 20 Aug 2017 1:33 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who loaned between £80,000 and £100,000 from the firm’s client account to a client claiming to be an undercover policeman has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).


    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-paid-undercover-policeman-80000-client-account-struck-off


  • 13 Aug 2017 10:23 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Treasury has published an update on progress with the recommendations of the Insurance Fraud Taskforce, showing that the possibility of increasing the fining power of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) remains on the agenda.



  • 13 Aug 2017 10:22 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A former City partner, struck off twice by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) after challenging its first ruling at the High Court, has failed to overturn the second decision.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/professional-tragedy-city-partner-high-court-refuses-overturn-second-strike-off

  • 06 Aug 2017 11:44 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A record number of cyber thefts from law firms – including over half relating to moving home – have been reported from January to March 2017, according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).


    https://www.moneywise.co.uk/news/2017-08-03/scam-watch-cyber-fraudsters-target-property-buyers-and-investors

  • 06 Aug 2017 11:43 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    From algorithms and artificial intelligence to smart contracts, technology will transform the legal profession. Here’s what it could mean for law students

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017/jul/31/ready-for-robot-lawyers-how-students-can-prepare-for-the-future-of-law?CMP=share_btn_tw

  • 06 Aug 2017 11:42 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The number of barristers disbarred has more than doubled, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said, with most of the cases relating to criminal convictions.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/number-barristers-disbarred-doubles-social-media-misconduct-grows

  • 30 Jul 2017 5:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said it cannot explain why the number of interventions into law firms in the first five months of 2017 was twice the figure for the same period last year.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/no-reason-sharp-rise-interventions-sra-says

  • 30 Jul 2017 5:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A former managing partner at a Bradford solicitors’ firm who was sent to prison for creating a fictitious business to claim thousands of pounds from the Legal Aid Agency has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to face separate allegations.

    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/bradford-fraud-solicitor-to-appear-before-sdt/5062280.article

  • 30 Jul 2017 5:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The proportion of law firms targeted by scammers has risen sharply over the last year, especially among larger firms, as has the number of practices taking out cyber-insurance, according to new research from the Law Society.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/firms-turning-cyber-insurance-scammer-attacks-continue-rise-law-society-survey-finds

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