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A solicitor has been struck off for dishonestly creating a false email that he sent to a law firm supervising his wife’s training contract, purporting to be from a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) authorisation officer.
Law Society advertising of its Conveyancing Quality Scheme “misleadingly exaggerated the membership requirements” to make it sound like the accreditation process is more rigorous than is actually the case, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.
A leading legal aid law firm has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for deciding that the theft of client money was not a material breach that had to be reported to the regulator. Instead, it considered the misconduct to be an “internal matter”.
According to the Law Society Gazette, the judge, Justice Fraser, warned that a “fundamental change of attitude by the legal advisers involved in this group litigation is required”
Three quarters of law firms are still unprepared for the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force next May, potentially opening them up to large penalties, according to new research.
A Whitby based Solicitor and Deputy District Judge has been convicted of several fraud offences.
The Honourable Mr Justice Fraser said both sides in Bates & Ors v Post Office Ltd had rebuffed efforts to manage the case in a cost-effective and efficient way.
The "strong public interest" in pursuing claims for fraud, bribery and corruption may justify allowing the use of documents obtained in one set of legal proceedings in a different set of proceedings, the High Court has ruled.
The tribunal has approved an agreement between Locke Lord and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) that means there will not be a hearing. The fine is £500,000.
An experienced solicitor has been struck off after dishonestly pocketing cash payments from clients, claiming he was recouping money owed to him by the firm at which he was a consultant.
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