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  • 18 Mar 2018 7:37 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Six former leaders of defunct firm Cobbetts have been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for their actions as the firm was going under.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/six-cobbetts-partners-fined-over-firms-collapse-but-manifest-incompetence-allegation-is-dropped

  • 18 Mar 2018 7:36 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A senior barrister has been suspended for failing to pay over a period of nearly five years what was due to a senior clerk at his previous chambers, of which he was head, when it was dissolved.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/head-of-dissolved-chambers-suspended-for-not-paying-long-serving-clerk-contractual-dues

  • 11 Mar 2018 10:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor jailed for his role in a Ponzi scheme – in which he used his professional credentials to persuade people to invest– has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-struck-off-role-ponzi-scheme

  • 04 Mar 2018 9:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Birmingham Law Society laid out the welcome mat for the city’s next generation of legal talent


    https://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/business-news/birmingham-law-society-welcomes-new-14324308

  • 04 Mar 2018 9:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A well-known London law firm that let one of its partners use its client account as a banking facility, with millions of pounds going in and out, has been fined £35,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/london-law-firm-fined-35k-allowing-partner-use-client-account-banking-facility


  • 25 Feb 2018 10:32 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The BSB has backtracked on many of the elements of its plan to force barristers to publish prices and service information – most notably by suggesting that instead of putting hourly rates on their websites, chambers should simply have to tell potential clients to contact them for a quote.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/bsb-backtracks-plan-force-barristers-publish-prices-first-tier-complaints

  • 19 Feb 2018 4:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    State-school education solicitors are far more likely to operate in criminal law than corporate, new figures published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority have shown.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/state-school-educated-lawyers-likely-go-criminal-law-corporate



  • 19 Feb 2018 4:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An estate agent and her solicitor husband together defrauded clients for their own financial gain.


    http://www.propertyindustryeye.com/estate-agent-and-solicitor-couple-in-spectacular-fraud/


  • 12 Feb 2018 11:07 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Find out who has been nominated in this year's annual awards which celebrated individuals and law firms both big and small


    https://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/legal/birmingham-law-society-unveils-2018-14240049

  • 05 Feb 2018 10:16 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A sole practitioner who admitted dishonesty misappropriating £100,000 of client money could end up costing the compensation fund over £600,000


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