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  • 06 May 2019 11:31 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Law Society receives around £30m each year from the practising certificate and turnover fees paid by each solicitor and regulated legal business. This money is used to fund the trade association activities that the Law Society focuses on.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/blog/whats-the-point-of-the-law-society


  • 06 May 2019 9:45 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The High Court has thrown out a claim that two law firms and three solicitors were responsible for two allegedly fraudulent transfers of a property.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/high-court-clears-law-firms-over-fraudulent-property-transfers


  • 06 May 2019 9:42 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The chief executive of a high-profile law firm was not fired because he blew the whistle on financial problems at the practice, an employment tribunal has ruled.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/whistleblowing-law-firm-chief-fairly-dismissed-tribunal-rules


  • 06 May 2019 9:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Birmingham Law Society has appointed what is believed to be its youngest president in the association's 200-year history.

    https://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/legal/birmingham-law-society-appoints-youngest-16196993?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar


  • 22 Apr 2019 7:13 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Leading academics at University College London (UCL) have clashed with the Law Society over a proposal by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to exclude heads of legal from its new framework for individual accountability in the finance sector.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/academics-and-law-society-clash-over-in-house-accountabillity

  • 22 Apr 2019 7:08 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who recklessly facilitated a “dubious transaction” involving an Islamic community centre has been fined £20,000 and given a suspended suspension.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-sanctioned-for-role-in-fraudulent-transfer-of-islamic-centre


  • 14 Apr 2019 9:26 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) is to move from the criminal to the civil standard of proof and rejected suggestions that this will result in “easier prosecutions”.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sdt-to-move-to-civil-standard-of-proof


  • 14 Apr 2019 9:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor’s conviction for illegally subletting his council flat has been upheld after he lost his appeal against a suspended jail sentence.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-convicted-of-subletting-council-home

  • 14 Apr 2019 9:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) confirmed today that it is prosecuting MP Fiona Onasanya after she was convicted of perverting the course of justice by lying about a speeding offence.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/convicted-solicitor-mp-to-face-disciplinary-tribunal

  • 08 Apr 2019 9:34 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor prosecuted for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme – and for the second time over the same set of facts – has this time been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/brazilian-ponzi-scheme-solicitor-struck-off


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