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  • 06 May 2019 9:42 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The chief executive of a high-profile law firm was not fired because he blew the whistle on financial problems at the practice, an employment tribunal has ruled.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/whistleblowing-law-firm-chief-fairly-dismissed-tribunal-rules


  • 06 May 2019 9:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Birmingham Law Society has appointed what is believed to be its youngest president in the association's 200-year history.

    https://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/legal/birmingham-law-society-appoints-youngest-16196993?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar


  • 22 Apr 2019 7:13 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Leading academics at University College London (UCL) have clashed with the Law Society over a proposal by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to exclude heads of legal from its new framework for individual accountability in the finance sector.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/academics-and-law-society-clash-over-in-house-accountabillity

  • 22 Apr 2019 7:08 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who recklessly facilitated a “dubious transaction” involving an Islamic community centre has been fined £20,000 and given a suspended suspension.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-sanctioned-for-role-in-fraudulent-transfer-of-islamic-centre


  • 14 Apr 2019 9:26 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) is to move from the criminal to the civil standard of proof and rejected suggestions that this will result in “easier prosecutions”.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sdt-to-move-to-civil-standard-of-proof


  • 14 Apr 2019 9:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor’s conviction for illegally subletting his council flat has been upheld after he lost his appeal against a suspended jail sentence.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-convicted-of-subletting-council-home

  • 14 Apr 2019 9:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) confirmed today that it is prosecuting MP Fiona Onasanya after she was convicted of perverting the course of justice by lying about a speeding offence.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/convicted-solicitor-mp-to-face-disciplinary-tribunal

  • 08 Apr 2019 9:34 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor prosecuted for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme – and for the second time over the same set of facts – has this time been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/brazilian-ponzi-scheme-solicitor-struck-off


  • 08 Apr 2019 9:33 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor currently in jail for his part in a fraudulent tax evasion scheme has agreed to be struck off while insisting that he did nothing more than “major English law firms” do for international clients every day.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/tax-fraud-solicitor-proclaims-innocence-as-he-accepts-strike-off


  • 31 Mar 2019 9:59 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) has given both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) a clean bill of health in the way they enforce their rules.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-and-bsb-praised-for-enforcement-processes

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