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  • 18 Mar 2019 11:24 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Exclusive risk management solution provider, Lawyer Checker now offers Cyber Essentials certification to safeguard law firms and their clients from cyber criminals.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/get-cyber-essentials-certified-through-lawyer-checker


  • 18 Mar 2019 11:22 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A law firm that specialised in mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) cases has been fined a record £125,000 for a raft of rule breaches, including sending millions of misleading and unsolicited marketing letters.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/record-fine-for-law-firm-acting-on-mis-sold-ppi-claims


  • 17 Mar 2019 11:37 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The UK’s former director of public prosecutions (DPP) has been barred from contact with agencies such as the Serious Fraud Offices for two years over conflict of interest fears.

    http://www.cityam.com/274450/former-head-public-prosecutions-barred-dealing-cps-and-sfo

  • 03 Mar 2019 11:41 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A “stressed” solicitor has been struck off after receiving a suspended prison sentence for pretending claims had concluded and paying clients damages they had not in fact been awarded.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-struck-off-for-fraud-conviction-and-attempting-cover-up

  • 03 Mar 2019 11:38 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who was being groomed to take over a Liverpool law firm has been jailed for a £13,400 fraud, leaving his former boss with an “indescribable” feeling of betrayal.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-jailed-for-fraud-leaving-former-boss-betrayed


  • 24 Feb 2019 7:27 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The government has awarded grants totalling over £6.4m to 18 legal artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics projects.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/government-pumps-6m-into-legal-ai-and-analytics-projects


  • 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


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