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  • 15 Jul 2019 9:50 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A barrister who worked without a practising certificate (PC) for more than four years – which is a criminal offence – told a disciplinary tribunal he could do with “a good PA”.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/i-need-a-good-pa-says-barrister-who-practised-illegally-for-four-years

  • 14 Jul 2019 11:58 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The number of legal aid cases concluded in crown courts has fallen 20% in the last three years despite a significant rise in serious crime.

    https://www.lawcareers.net/Information/News/Rise-in-serious-crime-coincides-with-20-drop-in-number-of-legal-aid-cases-08072


  • 08 Jul 2019 9:42 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Law Society recorded a deficit of £11.5m on a budget of £116m in the last financial year, compared to a surplus of £6.7m in the previous 12 months, its annual report has revealed.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-society-records-11-5m-deficit-in-latest-accounts

  • 08 Jul 2019 9:38 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A chartered legal executive has been reprimanded for asking the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) not to tell his own regulator that it had investigated him.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/reprimand-for-legal-executive-who-asked-sra-to-keep-quiet

  • 01 Jul 2019 11:45 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) is set to begin work on a a review of continuing competence that will revisit the possibility of formal periodic reaccreditation for lawyers.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/formal-periodic-reaccreditation-for-lawyers-back-on-the-table

  • 01 Jul 2019 11:40 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Eversheds Sutherland is to hive off three of its legal services teams into an alternative business structure (ABS), from which it will seek external investment to help the new venture more than double revenues to £100m by 2024.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/eversheds-uses-abs-to-build-100m-alternative-legal-services-venture


  • 01 Jul 2019 11:38 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A former senior partner who plundered £2m from his firm’s client accounts as well as both private and charitable trusts after falling victim to a lottery scam has been thrown out of the profession.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-took-2m-of-client-money-in-pursuit-of-lottery-win

  • 24 Jun 2019 11:03 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who held on to money meant for counsel, experts and others for several years so as to aid his firm’s cash flow has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-used-counsel-and-experts-fees-to-prop-up-firm

  • 16 Jun 2019 10:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Lawyer Checker has joined forces with Searches UK, a property search specialist provider to law firms, to host an exclusive and informative webinar on the threat of cyber crime and fraud.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/lawyer-checker-collaborates-with-expert-conveyancing-search-provider


  • 10 Jun 2019 1:28 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A criminal law solicitor who “appeared to have been duped by a convicted fraudster” has been fined £5,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/criminal-lawyer-was-duped-by-fraudster-over-football-club-deal


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