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  • 08 Mar 2021 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A prominent solicitor who headed one of Northern Ireland’s largest commercial law firms may not go on trial for alleged fraud offences until 2023, a court has heard.

    https://www.irishlegal.com/article/prominent-solicitor-who-denies-fraud-over-nama-deal-may-not-face-trial-until-2023

  • 08 Mar 2021 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A lawyer who assisted in running a £1.6 million scheme to defraud vulnerable people out of their homes has been struck off.

    https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/john-craxton-struck-off-after-assisting-in-1-6m-fraud-scheme

  • 01 Mar 2021 11:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The “power of the purse”, coming not from solicitors but from their clients, will “make the difference” in improving diversity at the Bar, a leading Black QC has said.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/power-of-the-purse-will-bring-diversity-to-bar


  • 01 Mar 2021 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A solicitor left clients “high and dry” by failing to register their property purchases and pay stamp tax, while misappropriating some £175,000 of their money, a tribunal has found.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-who-left-clients-high-and-dry-struck-off


  • 01 Mar 2021 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A veteran solicitor did not confirm that his imprisoned client had given instructions to transfer a £300,000 property to his mother, with the client claiming after it happened that he knew nothing about it, a tribunal has heard.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-failed-to-check-whether-jailed-client-wanted-to-sell-property


  • 01 Mar 2021 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A recent ruling by the High Court in London has highlighted the benefits to businesses of using freezing orders to protect and recover assets, as well as the willingness of the courts in England and Wales to support the enforcement of judgments, experts in civil fraud and asset recovery have said.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/judge-rejects-use-of-frozen-assets-for-legal-expenses


  • 01 Mar 2021 10:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Two former Cork solicitors who conspired to defraud banks and credit unions have been jailed.

    https://www.irishlegal.com/article/ex-solicitors-jailed-for-conspiracy-to-commit-fraud


  • 22 Feb 2021 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Global law firm Jones Day has reportedly had 100 gigabytes of data stolen, with some of it appearing on the dark web, after a third party that provides it with file transfer software was hacked.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/service-provider-hack-sees-100gb-of-data-stolen-from-top-law-firm


  • 22 Feb 2021 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An experienced barrister who appeared in two courts without having a practising certificate has been suspended for four months, having been fined twice in previous years for the same offence.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/barrister-suspended-after-appearing-in-court-when-unauthorised-again


  • 22 Feb 2021 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Bar Council and Law Society have accused the Legal Services Board (LSB) of failing to take into account the impact of the pandemic on the profession in its latest draft strategy.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/legal-services-board-under-fire-for-neglecting-impact-of-covid


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