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The tribunal has approved an agreement between Locke Lord and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) that means there will not be a hearing. The fine is £500,000.
An experienced solicitor has been struck off after dishonestly pocketing cash payments from clients, claiming he was recouping money owed to him by the firm at which he was a consultant.
Donald Toon, director of prosperity (economic crime and cybercrime) at the NCA, said solicitors were “absolutely at the front line of the detection mechanism for money laundering” but “something is not working effectively”.
This is a significant moment for the gambling industry – for the first time, the Gambling Act concept of 'cheating' has been considered in respect of implied contractual obligations to play fair
The small claims limit for RTA cases will rise to £5,000 – as they are not cases where people should usually need a lawyer – and the limit for other personal injury cases to £2,000, the justice secretary, David Lidington, confirmed.
Almost half the staff at SME law firms say their firms have been attacked by fraudsters within the past 12 months
The government is planning to create a UK-wide £650m “legal services marketplace” from which the public sector will procure commercial legal services
“Concerned words” about diversity and social mobility need to be turned into action through changes to the way the criminal courts operate if junior barristers are to be retained
A personal injury solicitor convicted of benefit fraud after being paid for case referrals while receiving employment support allowance (ESA) has been struck off.
A solicitor who failed to ask for either personal or professional references before recruiting a conveyancer who went on to carry out a series of frauds, has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).
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