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  • 04 Nov 2018 10:11 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has urged the government not to agree to the mutual recognition of other countries’ legal qualifications in post-Brexit trade deals.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-warns-against-mutual-recognition-in-brexit-trade-deals

  • 04 Nov 2018 10:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Lawyers are both “key facilitators” of serious and organised crime, and an “important part” of the response to it, the government said yesterday.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/lawyers-in-firing-line-of-home-offices-serious-crime-strategy


  • 28 Oct 2018 9:58 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor jailed for five years for defrauding clients of over £144,000 has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-who-defrauded-clients-of-144000-is-struck-off

  • 28 Oct 2018 9:58 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The legal profession will have to develop “cyber ethics” to cope with the very different issues that the growing use of technology is having on the practice of law, a leading academic has suggested.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/new-tech-demands-code-of-cyber-ethics-for-lawyers

  • 22 Oct 2018 3:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A partner who abused his position of trust “in the most despicable way”, raising false bills and using client money to “prop up” his law firm, has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/despicable-partner-used-client-money-to-prop-up-firm

  • 22 Oct 2018 3:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The outgoing head of the body that investigates potential miscarriages of justice has said disclosure failings remain the "biggest single cause of miscarriages of justice" and called for a "targeted review" into existing convictions.

    http://www.cityam.com/265402/disclosure-failings-biggest-single-cause-miscarriages


  • 15 Oct 2018 12:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    He is alleged to have submitted fraudulent legal aid claim forms for his personal benefit while working as a sole practitioner

    https://www.irishlegal.com/article/derry-solicitor-denies-legal-aid-fraud-charges-in-court

  • 08 Oct 2018 9:38 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor whose conduct “was about as dishonest as it could get” – and left the profession to pick up a £175,000 bill to compensate a vulnerable client he had “preyed on” – has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-about-as-dishonest-as-it-could-get

  • 08 Oct 2018 9:37 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has won a £700,000 award from the government to support and accelerate the ideas of law firms and others to improve access to justice using artificial intelligence (AI).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-wins-700k-government-grant-to-support-firms-using-ai


  • 08 Oct 2018 9:36 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Small law firms are increasingly being targeted by cyber-criminals, but very few attacks are actually succeeding, new research has found.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-society-cyber-criminals-targeting-more-small-firms


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