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  • 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

  • 18 Jun 2018 9:53 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Law firms will have to publish their prices for a range of consumer and business services, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has decided, but they will not have to put their complaints records in the public domain.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-firms-will-have-to-publish-certain-prices-but-not-complaints-data-sra-decides


  • 11 Jun 2018 3:25 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The chairman of the Bar Council said he would support the £15m deal being offered by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to end the action over criminal legal aid fees, as barristers began voting on whether to accept it.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/bar-council-chair-says-he-would-vote-for-governments-criminal-legal-aid-deal


  • 11 Jun 2018 3:24 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Solicitor jailed for seven years and six months at Bolton Crown Court having pleaded guilty to more than 40 charges including fraud, forgery and money laundering at an earlier hearing.


    https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/solicitor-who-forged-documents-and-stole-mortgage-payments-jailed

  • 03 Jun 2018 9:52 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board has handed out a public censure for the first time, after finding that the Law Society had governance arrangements in place that could have interfered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/legal-services-board-slaps-law-society-with-first-ever-public-censure


  • 28 May 2018 9:59 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The former partner whose conduct in a dubious investment scheme led to the record £500,000 fine for US law firm Locke Lord last year has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/ex-locke-lord-partner-struck-off-for-misconduct-that-landed-his-firm-record-fine

  • 20 May 2018 11:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the solicitors it prosecutes have been warned that disciplinary tribunals are not there to rubber-stamp any agreed outcome they reach to avoid a full hearing




  • 20 May 2018 11:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The former SFO director has made an application to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments which decides on the suitability of new jobs for former senior civil servants and government ministers

    http://www.cityam.com/285801/outgoing-serious-fraud-office-boss-david-green-qc-talks

  • 20 May 2018 11:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The unusual feature in CMOC's case was that CMOC could not identify named individuals in its application for permission to serve out of the jurisdiction.

    https://www.addleshawgoddard.com/en/insights/insights-briefings/2018/litigation/resolve-spring-2018/injunction-against-persons-unknown-in-fraud-claim/

  • 14 May 2018 2:35 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The number of qualified accountants’ reports due to rule breaches has fallen by two-thirds since the rules were changed in 2015, but the amount then being investigated for possible rule breaches has tripled, it has emerged.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/investigation-of-law-firm-accounts-reports-tripled-in-two-years-impact-report-shows


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