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The legal regulators have been given six months to deliver action plans to the Legal Services Board (LSB) on how they are going to reform their regimes to ensure lawyers’ ongoing competence.
Lawyers working in large law firms are committed to working remotely from home post-pandemic, with almost half willing to walk away if told they had to attend the office full-time, according to a survey.
Former human rights lawyer Phil Shiner is facing fraud charges linked to claims made against Iraq War veterans.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) fining powers should go “considerably beyond” the proposed increase to £25,000, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has told the Lord Chancellor.
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has expressed “very significant concerns” about the professional ethics of in-house and commercial lawyers in the wake of a series of incidents which raised “difficult ethical questions”, including the Post Office scandal.
A malicious cyber-attack on the Bar Standards Board (BSB) a month ago – for the fourth time in a year – has proved “catastrophic” for the regulator, a meeting of its governing board heard yesterday.
The High Court has thrown out as an abuse of process an application for summary judgment brought by victims of a solicitor’s fraud suing his firm’s insurer for £6m.
The High Court has rejected an appeal from a barrister disbarred after a council tax conviction and submission of dishonest evidence to a Crown Court.
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has said it expects to see “a sense of pace and urgency” from regulators in improving the flow of information to consumers to help them choose a lawyer.
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