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A former Hove solicitor has been sentenced for stealing almost £110,000 from three elderly clients – the first fraud coming just months after a legal secretary he had employed was jailed for similar offences.
A solicitor jailed for falsifying documents to bring a civil claim against a former employee, in actions the sentencing judge said attacked “the very heart of the justice system”, has been struck off.
An experienced solicitor has been struck off after being convicted of fraudulently claiming housing benefit when she had savings that made her ineligible.
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has been told by its own consumer panel that it has to share the responsibility for ensuring that consumers do not suffer at the hands of solicitors working for unregulated firms.
A leading medical negligence solicitor has admitted stealing £711,000 from vulnerable clients after representing them in multi-million pound litigation claims against the NHS.
Here are five ways that the courts are addressing the imbalance that exists between victims and criminals who seek to hide behind a veil of anonymity in this digital age.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has urged the government not to agree to the mutual recognition of other countries’ legal qualifications in post-Brexit trade deals.
Lawyers are both “key facilitators” of serious and organised crime, and an “important part” of the response to it, the government said yesterday.
A solicitor jailed for five years for defrauding clients of over £144,000 has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
The legal profession will have to develop “cyber ethics” to cope with the very different issues that the growing use of technology is having on the practice of law, a leading academic has suggested.
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