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Self-employed barristers are “data controllers” and not “data processors” for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as they need to be able to act independently of instructing solicitors, the Bar Council has said
Criminal law solicitors unable to find a barrister because of their protest over legal aid fees “may need to assist the client to represent themselves as best they can” if the court will not grant an adjournment, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned.
The link between ethnicity and success on the Bar professional training course and in attaining pupillage is more nuanced than the big gap between white and non-white candidates presented by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), the Bar Council has claimed.
A solicitor who “abrogated any responsibility” for her firm’s finances, allowing her fellow partner to take £512,000 from its accounts over five years to feed his gambling habit, has been fined £20,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
The head of marketing at Tandem Law took money from the scandal-hit Axiom Legal Financing Fund has been banned from working in the profession after he accepted kick-backs from referral fees paid with Axiom money.
Two solicitors have been struck off for their role in an insurance fraud that cost victims £426,000.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has bought a document review system backed up by artificial intelligence (AI) to improve significantly its document analysis capability – and put out of work barristers who it previously used to identify material subject to legal professional privilege
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved an initial application by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to introduce the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).
A solicitor who took £1m from the legal aid fund by fabricating cases and making hundreds of improper claims, and then abandoned his practice, has been struck off.
Law firms must not use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to prevent the reporting of professional misconduct – including sexual harassment or misconduct towards other employees or clients – the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) warned
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