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  • 15 Oct 2018 12:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    He is alleged to have submitted fraudulent legal aid claim forms for his personal benefit while working as a sole practitioner

    https://www.irishlegal.com/article/derry-solicitor-denies-legal-aid-fraud-charges-in-court

  • 08 Oct 2018 9:38 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor whose conduct “was about as dishonest as it could get” – and left the profession to pick up a £175,000 bill to compensate a vulnerable client he had “preyed on” – has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-about-as-dishonest-as-it-could-get

  • 08 Oct 2018 9:37 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has won a £700,000 award from the government to support and accelerate the ideas of law firms and others to improve access to justice using artificial intelligence (AI).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-wins-700k-government-grant-to-support-firms-using-ai


  • 08 Oct 2018 9:36 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Small law firms are increasingly being targeted by cyber-criminals, but very few attacks are actually succeeding, new research has found.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-society-cyber-criminals-targeting-more-small-firms


  • 30 Sep 2018 11:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A renowned media lawyer is to face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over allegations that he posted offensive messages on social media, believed to be in response to neo-Nazi trolls.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/high-profile-solicitor-facing-tribunal-over-online-spats-with-neo-nazis

  • 30 Sep 2018 11:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In the recent case of CMOC Sales & Marketing Limited v Persons Unknown the English High Court granted that first worldwide freezing order against ‘Persons Unknown’.


    http://www.blplaw.com/expert-legal-insights/articles/freezing-the-assets-of-anonymous-fraudsters

  • 24 Sep 2018 10:02 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) said the lawyer had “fought every point”, tried to block the disciplinary process and challenged the authenticity of documents in a way which was “unrealistic and fantastical”.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/city-lawyer-diverted-client-cash-to-own-bank-account

  • 24 Sep 2018 10:02 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    For businesses which are victims of bribery and fraud, civil remedies can be a quicker and more effective means of obtaining redress than awaiting the outcome of a criminal investigation and prosecution.

    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/september/civil-recovery-businesses-fight-against-bribery/

  • 24 Sep 2018 10:01 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Bar Council has reacted with outrage to training reforms that it says would include automatically ‘passporting’ solicitors with rights of audience and academics through qualification as barristers, thus “diluting” the brand.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/bar-council-slams-bsbs-dilution-of-barrister-brand

  • 17 Sep 2018 10:44 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    As an advisor to businesses on how to counter bribery and corruption, Pinsent Masons look forward to findings of a Select Committee examining whether the Bribery Act 2010 has led to stricter prosecutions of corrupt conduct, higher conviction rates, and a reduction in such conduct, as well as the impact the act has had on SMEs

    https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/pinsent-mason-comment-a-united-front-could-tackle-rising-financial-crime-1-4799641

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