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  • 23 Jul 2018 4:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Crown Prosecution Service and the National Police Chiefs Council have issued a joint response into the Justice Select Committee Report over Disclosure of evidence in criminal cases.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/statement-following-publication-justice-select-committee-report-disclosure

  • 15 Jul 2018 11:08 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who transferred over £64,500 from client account to his personal account has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/disgraceful-solicitor-who-sent-client-money-to-girlfriend-struck-off

  • 15 Jul 2018 11:08 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Centre for Ethics & Laws at University College London is to hold an independent review into the regulatory framework for legal services.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/mayson-to-lead-review-of-legal-regulation

  • 09 Jul 2018 9:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Eight lawyers and a legal clerk face court after an investigation over allegedly fraudulent legal aid claims worth over £12.6m.

    http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alleged-126m-legal-aid-fraud-investigation-nets-eight-lawyers-61909848/

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who used £500,000 of money in his firm’s client account to feed his gambling addiction – although he paid most of it back in winnings – has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-used-500000-from-client-account-to-fund-gambling-addiction

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who lied in her application for a training contract at Weightmans and then for a new job at DLA Piper after qualifying has been struck off. 

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-lied-on-cvs-for-training-contract-and-associate-job-struck-off

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:11 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) finally has a permanent chair after Dr Helen Phillips was given an unprecedented five-year term.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/new-chair-of-legal-services-board-named-14-months-after-last-one-left

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Law firm managers and in-house counsel will increasingly rely on artificial intelligence (AI) for decisions on the best strategic course to take in the future, according to a Law Society study.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/ai-will-help-law-firms-make-business-decisions-says-law-society-report

  • 18 Jun 2018 9:54 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Law Society has launched a fierce attack on the second attempt by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to reduce the indemnity insurance and compensation fund requirements for solicitors.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-society-condemns-sras-indemnity-and-compensation-fund-reforms


  • 18 Jun 2018 9:54 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Insolvencies in the legal sector are set to double this year if trends seen in the first quarter of 2018 continue, indicating a possible downturn in the fortunes of law firms

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-firm-insolvencies-rising-sharply-research-finds

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