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  • 15 Apr 2018 8:59 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Two solicitors have been struck off for their role in an insurance fraud that cost victims £426,000.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitors-struck-off-for-role-in-major-motor-insurance-fraud


  • 15 Apr 2018 8:58 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has bought a document review system backed up by artificial intelligence (AI) to improve significantly its document analysis capability – and put out of work barristers who it previously used to identify material subject to legal professional privilege

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/bad-news-for-barristers-sfo-adopts-ai-powered-document-review-after-successful-test-in-rolls-royce-case

  • 03 Apr 2018 1:31 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved an initial application by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to introduce the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/legal-services-board-approves-sqe-for-now

  • 25 Mar 2018 8:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who took £1m from the legal aid fund by fabricating cases and making hundreds of improper claims, and then abandoned his practice, has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-made-1m-from-bogus-legal-aid-claims-and-then-abandoned-practice

  • 18 Mar 2018 7:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Law firms must not use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to prevent the reporting of professional misconduct – including sexual harassment or misconduct towards other employees or clients – the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) warned

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-tells-law-firms-not-to-use-non-disclosure-agreements-to-hide-misconduct

  • 18 Mar 2018 7:37 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Six former leaders of defunct firm Cobbetts have been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for their actions as the firm was going under.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/six-cobbetts-partners-fined-over-firms-collapse-but-manifest-incompetence-allegation-is-dropped

  • 18 Mar 2018 7:36 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A senior barrister has been suspended for failing to pay over a period of nearly five years what was due to a senior clerk at his previous chambers, of which he was head, when it was dissolved.


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/head-of-dissolved-chambers-suspended-for-not-paying-long-serving-clerk-contractual-dues

  • 11 Mar 2018 10:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor jailed for his role in a Ponzi scheme – in which he used his professional credentials to persuade people to invest– has been struck off.

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

  • 04 Mar 2018 9:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Birmingham Law Society laid out the welcome mat for the city’s next generation of legal talent


    https://www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/business-news/birmingham-law-society-welcomes-new-14324308

  • 04 Mar 2018 9:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A well-known London law firm that let one of its partners use its client account as a banking facility, with millions of pounds going in and out, has been fined £35,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).


    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/london-law-firm-fined-35k-allowing-partner-use-client-account-banking-facility


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