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  • 09 Jul 2018 9:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Eight lawyers and a legal clerk face court after an investigation over allegedly fraudulent legal aid claims worth over £12.6m.

    http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alleged-126m-legal-aid-fraud-investigation-nets-eight-lawyers-61909848/

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who used £500,000 of money in his firm’s client account to feed his gambling addiction – although he paid most of it back in winnings – has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-used-500000-from-client-account-to-fund-gambling-addiction

  • 02 Jul 2018 1:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who lied in her application for a training contract at Weightmans and then for a new job at DLA Piper after qualifying has been struck off. 

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-lied-on-cvs-for-training-contract-and-associate-job-struck-off

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:11 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) finally has a permanent chair after Dr Helen Phillips was given an unprecedented five-year term.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/new-chair-of-legal-services-board-named-14-months-after-last-one-left

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Law firm managers and in-house counsel will increasingly rely on artificial intelligence (AI) for decisions on the best strategic course to take in the future, according to a Law Society study.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/ai-will-help-law-firms-make-business-decisions-says-law-society-report

  • 18 Jun 2018 9:54 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Law Society has launched a fierce attack on the second attempt by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to reduce the indemnity insurance and compensation fund requirements for solicitors.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-society-condemns-sras-indemnity-and-compensation-fund-reforms


  • 18 Jun 2018 9:54 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Insolvencies in the legal sector are set to double this year if trends seen in the first quarter of 2018 continue, indicating a possible downturn in the fortunes of law firms

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-firm-insolvencies-rising-sharply-research-finds

  • 18 Jun 2018 9:53 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Law firms will have to publish their prices for a range of consumer and business services, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has decided, but they will not have to put their complaints records in the public domain.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-firms-will-have-to-publish-certain-prices-but-not-complaints-data-sra-decides


  • 11 Jun 2018 3:25 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The chairman of the Bar Council said he would support the £15m deal being offered by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to end the action over criminal legal aid fees, as barristers began voting on whether to accept it.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/bar-council-chair-says-he-would-vote-for-governments-criminal-legal-aid-deal


  • 11 Jun 2018 3:24 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Solicitor jailed for seven years and six months at Bolton Crown Court having pleaded guilty to more than 40 charges including fraud, forgery and money laundering at an earlier hearing.


    https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/solicitor-who-forged-documents-and-stole-mortgage-payments-jailed

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