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  • 17 Sep 2017 4:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The row between SRA and Law Society over the former’s plan to allow solicitors to practise from unregulated firms has stepped up a notch


    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/afraid-competition-sra-ratchets-rhetoric-row-law-society

  • 17 Sep 2017 4:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A professional negligence claim against the Law Society based on information listed in its ‘Find a Solicitor’ (FAS) directory which turned out to be fraudulent should proceed to trial, the Court of Appeal has ruled.


    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2017/september/professional-negligence-claim-against-law-society-to-proceed-to-trial/

  • 17 Sep 2017 4:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An individual has successfully applied for continuation of a freezing order, after being able to show that there was a real risk that money held in another's account would be dissipated if the order was not continued


    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2017/september/court-continues-freezing-order-after-suspected-email-fraud/

  • 09 Sep 2017 7:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned law firms that they are not doing enough to weed out “false or dubious” holiday sickness claims and that some are engaging in shady practices like encouraging clients to delete evidence.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-issues-holiday-sickness-claims-warning-probes-31-firms-referral-ban-breaches

  • 09 Sep 2017 7:09 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Robust defence of law firms’ email systems is critical to the £26bn industry in the face of increased impersonation attacks aimed at stealing money and data, claims security firm OnDmarc

    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450425631/Almost-all-UK-law-firms-vulnerable-to-email-fraud-study-shows

  • 09 Sep 2017 7:08 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An individual has successfully applied for continuation of a freezing order, after being able to show that there was a real risk that money held in another's account would be dissipated if the order was not continued

    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2017/september/court-continues-freezing-order-after-suspected-email-fraud/

  • 03 Sep 2017 7:49 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A long-serving clerk at a Stockport law firm and her husband have been jailed after more than £300,000 was syphoned from the firm and spent on cars and a boat among other extravagances.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/jail-legal-clerk-stole-300k-client-money-fund-expensive-lifestyle

  • 26 Aug 2017 12:59 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has banned a series of non-solicitor fee-earners from working in the profession in the wake of one faking a document after missing a court deadline, and two being convicted of fraud.


    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-brings-paralegals-book-fake-court-document-stolen-client-money

  • 26 Aug 2017 12:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Solicitors have been warned about what they say in emails and on social media in both their professional and personal lives, in the wake of an increase in reports about offensive and inappropriate posts.


    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-issues-banter-warning-bid-curb-offensive-online-comments-solicitors

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