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  • 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


  • 08 Apr 2019 9:33 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor currently in jail for his part in a fraudulent tax evasion scheme has agreed to be struck off while insisting that he did nothing more than “major English law firms” do for international clients every day.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/tax-fraud-solicitor-proclaims-innocence-as-he-accepts-strike-off


  • 31 Mar 2019 9:59 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) has given both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) a clean bill of health in the way they enforce their rules.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-and-bsb-praised-for-enforcement-processes

  • 31 Mar 2019 9:56 PM | 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

  • 30 Mar 2019 6:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The term ‘fundamental dishonesty’ is referred to in both Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) 44.16(1) and Criminal Justice and Courts Act (CJCA) 2015, Section 57. CJCA 2015, Section 57 allows for an entire personal injury claim to be dismissed, including any genuine elements, on the basis that the claimant has been fundamentally dishonest in relation to the primary claim or a related claim.

    https://www.hja.net/fundamental-dishonesty-and-fraud-in-a-personal-injury-cases/

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