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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).
The new director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to call on the legal sector’s “expertise” to help in the fight against crime.
An immigration lawyer who “wrongly claimed” £800,000 from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
Robing rooms may be a private sanctuary for barristers but they cannot be viewed as a “no-go area” for their regulator, the High Court has ruled.
Midlands Fraud Forum Ltd. Reg.No: 06436330 Copyright © March 2014