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  • 30 Nov 2020 10:20 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The High Court has overturned the decision that former Freshfields partner Ryan Beckwith breached the SRA code of conduct by having drunken sex with a junior lawyer at the firm.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/beckwith-wins-appeal-conduct-was-inappropriate-but-did-not-breach-code

  • 30 Nov 2020 10:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Two partners who saw more than £100m pass through their firm’s client account for a car parking and storage pod investment scheme have been fined for misconduct.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/partners-saw-100m-pass-through-client-account-from-car-park-scheme

  • 30 Nov 2020 10:16 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor and her partner who defrauded a law firm and the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) of almost £95,000 in a translation scam will have to repay just £5,584, a court decided last week.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-ordered-to-repay-small-part-of-legal-aid-fraud-proceeds

  • 23 Nov 2020 3:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who loaned £3.4m from clients’ estates and private lenders to other clients and “known individuals” – a broking operation he had carried out for decades – has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-proud-to-have-run-3-4m-loan-scheme-with-client-cash


  • 23 Nov 2020 3:52 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) “fell into serious error” in finding no case to answer against a solicitor accused of making a fraudulent costs claim, the High Court has ruled.

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  • 23 Nov 2020 9:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The country’s largest trade union has criticised the Law Society for planning redundancies instead of furloughing staff, as well as slashing its presence outside of London.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/union-attacks-law-society-over-redundancy-plan


  • 23 Nov 2020 9:18 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A barrister who deliberately gave the court a wrong address “with the intention of obtaining a divorce fraudulently” has been disbarred.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/barrister-gave-court-wrong-address-to-fraudulently-obtain-divorce


  • 23 Nov 2020 9:17 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who moved client funds around different accounts to hide the money he was taking for himself – and caused pay-outs from the SRA Compensation Fund – has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-used-rubber-cheques-to-hide-client-money-misuse

  • 22 Nov 2020 3:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A leading legal academic has been appointed to lead the independent review into the difficulties experienced by students who sought to sit the centralised Bar professional training course this summer.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/leading-academic-to-review-bsb-exams-furore


  • 22 Nov 2020 3:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor has been struck off after trying to intimidate an officer from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) by saying he was “genius level talent” who would sue the officer and “end the SRA”.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/genius-solicitor-struck-off-after-threatening-to-end-the-sra

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