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  • 05 Feb 2018 10:15 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Partners in a former Stratford-upon-Avon law firm have been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) after the finance co-ordinator in the accounts department took nearly £1.7m from client account “to keep the firm running”



  • 05 Feb 2018 10:11 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Whilst malicious prosecution claims could be brought in respect of criminal proceedings, civil proceedings were treated differently.


    https://www.mishcon.com/news/articles/fraud-insights-malicious-prosecution-of-civil-claims


  • 28 Jan 2018 9:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has published its ruling in a case that saw former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman struck off after he was found guilty of election fraud.

    https://www.legalcheek.com/2018/01/scathing-judgment-that-saw-ex-tower-hamlets-mayor-struck-off-for-election-corruption-published/

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who took £1m from his client account to keep his firm afloat has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-plundered-1m-clients-keep-firm-afloat-cost-borne-profession

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Joint National Disclosure Improvement Plan builds on detailed work to agree an effective approach to meet this challenge and represents the shared commitment of the CPS and the NPCC to make sustainable change to the way we exercise our duties of disclosure.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/publication/national-disclosure-improvement-plan

  • 28 Jan 2018 9:05 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Although claimants have to work hard to prove fraud, it is clear that the courts recognise that it is often difficult to demonstrate that wrongdoers have received funds from complex fraudulent schemes

    http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Litigation/United-Kingdom/RPC/Guidance-on-proving-significant-and-complex-fraud

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Gone are the days of lawyers having to carry heavy briefcases and large folders full of documents

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/document-sharing-modern-law-firm

  • 15 Jan 2018 9:03 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who deliberately kept money from clients for barristers’ fees and told his accounts manager to cover it up, in a bid to prop up his firm, has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-deliberately-failed-pay-thousands-barristers-fees-struck-off

  • 15 Jan 2018 9:02 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Bar Council has strongly attacked plans by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to force barristers to publish prices and internal complaints records.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/bar-council-lashes-bsb-price-publication-plans

  • 07 Jan 2018 10:22 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    There has been a surprise 14% increase in the number of students enrolling on the Bar professional training course (BPTC), it has emerged.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/revealed-sudden-increase-students-enrolling-bar-training-course

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