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  • 07 Jan 2019 9:24 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who took £100,000 from a fine wine scam on investors has been ordered to pay back less than a quarter of the sum or face more jail time.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-jailed-for-fine-wine-scam-ordered-to-repay-thousands


  • 07 Jan 2019 9:23 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The practice of making fraudulent legal aid claims was “endemic” at Blavo & Co, which at its height was one of the largest legal aid firms in the country, the High Court has found.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/blavo-told-repay-22m-over-endemic-legal-aid-fraud



  • 07 Jan 2019 9:22 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Anonymous author explains why legal aid is so vital and how cuts threaten its future

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/dec/27/secret-barrister-legal-aid-the-rule-law-cuts

  • 23 Dec 2018 11:59 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Personal injury law firms are among those most at risk of fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), while data subject access requests are increasingly being used as a litigation tactic, it has emerged.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/gdpr-causing-problems-for-firms-of-all-sizes

  • 23 Dec 2018 11:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An experienced solicitor-advocate has been struck off for misleading a judge that she was a barrister and then misleading the solicitors on the other side who questioned her behaviour.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-led-judge-to-believe-she-was-a-barrister

  • 23 Dec 2018 11:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Co Down solicitor Elaine Mary Early has been spared jail after admitting a series of fraud and money-laundering offences linked to client accounts, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

    https://www.irishlegal.com/article/co-down-solicitor-avoids-jail-after-admitting-fraud-and-money-laundering

  • 10 Dec 2018 8:59 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Law Society is undergoing its latest internal reorganisation, with the aim of creating “the Future Law Society” by 2022, it has emerged.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/latest-reorganisation-seeks-to-build-future-law-society

  • 03 Dec 2018 3:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Launching a report highlighting the international nature of London’s commercial courts and its attraction for foreign law firms, TheCityUK said revenue at the top 100 firms grew by 10% last year to reach £24.2bn.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/brexit-will-not-change-uks-position-as-global-legal-services-leader

  • 26 Nov 2018 3:32 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The High Court has slapped an extended civil restraint order (ECRO) on a man who claimed the application was an attempt “to legitimise” a law firm’s attempt to defraud him.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/restraint-order-for-man-who-accused-solicitors-of-fraud

  • 26 Nov 2018 3:31 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Law firms are adopting new technology in wide variety of ways, contradicting the received wisdom that they have been slow to embrace change, according to a new report.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-firms-embracing-tech-but-holding-back-on-ai-due-to-cost

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