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A renowned media lawyer is to face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over allegations that he posted offensive messages on social media, believed to be in response to neo-Nazi trolls.
In the recent case of CMOC Sales & Marketing Limited v Persons Unknown the English High Court granted that first worldwide freezing order against ‘Persons Unknown’.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) said the lawyer had “fought every point”, tried to block the disciplinary process and challenged the authenticity of documents in a way which was “unrealistic and fantastical”.
For businesses which are victims of bribery and fraud, civil remedies can be a quicker and more effective means of obtaining redress than awaiting the outcome of a criminal investigation and prosecution.
The Bar Council has reacted with outrage to training reforms that it says would include automatically ‘passporting’ solicitors with rights of audience and academics through qualification as barristers, thus “diluting” the brand.
As an advisor to businesses on how to counter bribery and corruption, Pinsent Masons look forward to findings of a Select Committee examining whether the Bribery Act 2010 has led to stricter prosecutions of corrupt conduct, higher conviction rates, and a reduction in such conduct, as well as the impact the act has had on SMEs
A woman who falsely claimed to be a qualified immigration lawyer, and did not deliver on what clients paid her £68,000 for, has been jailed for five years.
Making chambers’ websites tell clients that they may contact the set for a quote “demonstrates a commitment to transparency and facilitating ‘shopping around’”, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has insisted.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned law firms to be on the alert for fraudster infiltrators after incidents at two small practices led to potential losses of over £7m.
A former chairman of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has publicly rebuked one of his predecessors over his criticisms of the association’s negotiations with the government over the advocates’ graduated fees scheme (AGFS).
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