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The author of the criminal legal aid review said yesterday that solicitors’ firms are in a “more parlous” state than the Bar, where the picture was “mixed”.
A lawyer has been jailed for 13 months after showing a “brazen disregard” for his regulator by failing to hand over his firm’s files to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
A high-profile solicitor has been jailed for contempt of court after defying two court orders to hand over her practice’s files to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
A solicitor who had a “misplaced belief” in the honesty and integrity of another solicitor jailed for fraud has been fined £30,000 over multiple rule breaches that resulted.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) lacks access to “sufficient capability, capacity and resources”, the Legal Services Board (LSB) said yesterday.
We have recently seen the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) fining law firms across England and Wales over a lack of proper anti-money laundering (AML) policies and procedures.
A solicitor who used money inherited by a jailed client to pay off his law firm’s overdraft has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
The Court of Appeal’s decision in a case involving an insurance company and Vodaphone demonstrates the legal limits of ‘Norwich Pharmacal’ applications, according to a fraud expert.
Blameless victims of fraud who are tricked into transferring money to con-artists will be legally entitled to compensation, under government plans.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched its latest effort to expand its fining powers, this time looking to increase the current £2,000 maximum to £25,000.
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