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  • 18 Feb 2019 11:08 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who paid himself £817,000 out of litigation funding schemes set up to back his law firm has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-paid-himself-over-800k-from-litigation-funding-schemes

  • 10 Feb 2019 10:25 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The justice secretary said yesterday that innovation and technology, rather than significant increases in legal aid spending, are the way to improve access to justice.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/gauke-innovation-and-tech-the-way-forward-on-legal-aid


  • 10 Feb 2019 10:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A decision to prosecute a trainee solicitor for fraud even though she blew the whistle on her colleagues has been defended by officials.

    https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/england-trainee-solicitor-to-be-prosecuted-for-fraud-despite-exposing-malpractice-at-firm


  • 04 Feb 2019 10:22 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who took £90,000 from client account to pay his personal tax bill and avoid bankruptcy has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-grabbed-90000-of-client-money-to-pay-tax-bill


  • 04 Feb 2019 10:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Two solicitors have been struck off for dishonestly obtaining rail travel without paying – one a newly qualified barely a year into his career and the other who had not practised since soon after he qualified almost 15 years earlier.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/end-of-the-line-for-fare-dodging-solicitors


  • 04 Feb 2019 10:18 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A young solicitor who was “deceived, pressured, bullied and manipulated” has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), despite being the one to blow the whistle on misconduct in her firm.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/bullied-and-manipulated-young-solicitor-struck-off


  • 28 Jan 2019 12:49 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A dual-qualified solicitor and barrister who was struck off after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has now been disbarred.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/struck-off-solicitor-disbarred-over-legal-aid-fraud

  • 28 Jan 2019 12:47 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Law Society has said it is “deeply concerned” that new rules proposed by the Legal Services Board (LSB) could largely prevent it from either lobbying or criticising the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/lsb-rules-could-stop-law-society-from-criticising-sra


  • 28 Jan 2019 12:44 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who took almost £1m from the estates of dead clients has been jailed for six years.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-who-took-1m-from-clients-jailed


  • 20 Jan 2019 10:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The highly contentious Leigh Day disciplinary case has come to an end with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) paying the firm £1m in costs after the regulator’s unsuccessful appeal.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-pays-leigh-day-1m-in-costs-to-end-disciplinary-case

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