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  • 24 Jan 2022 9:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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”.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/criminal-law-solicitors-suffering-more-than-barristers-says-bellamy

  • 24 Jan 2022 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/lawyer-jailed-after-defying-order-to-hand-over-firms-files-to-sra

  • 24 Jan 2022 9:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-jailed-for-contempt-after-defying-sra-court-orders

  • 04 Jan 2022 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/eminently-reckless-solicitor-had-misplaced-belief-in-lawyer-fraudster

  • 04 Jan 2022 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Bar Standards Board (BSB) lacks access to “sufficient capability, capacity and resources”, the Legal Services Board (LSB) said yesterday.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/bar-standards-board-lacks-capability-capacity-and-resources

  • 06 Dec 2021 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/blog/should-the-sra-introduce-tougher-sanctions-for-aml-breaches

  • 06 Dec 2021 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-used-prisoners-inheritance-to-pay-off-overdraft

  • 06 Dec 2021 11:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/case-norwich-pharmacal-applications

  • 06 Dec 2021 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Blameless victims of fraud who are tricked into transferring money to con-artists will be legally entitled to compensation, under government plans.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59336757?mc_cid=8b2902652e&mc_eid=72e89a1d85

  • 22 Nov 2021 9:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-tries-again-to-increase-fining-powers-this-time-to-25000

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