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Lawyers are to face a levy to help fund new government action to tackle money laundering and ensure delivery of its economic crime plan, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in yesterday’s Budget.
An international law firm must disclose documents relating to a failed gold dust investment scheme which showed “the classic hallmarks” of fraud, the High Court has ruled.
A solicitor acting in a property transaction has admitted not following anti-money laundering procedures because her client was a partner at a large international law firm.
A solicitor who persuaded a vulnerable client to pay £4,700 into her personal bank account, pretending the money would be spent on repairs to a property she had inherited, has been struck off.
The Court of Appeal in London has "reaffirmed the status of legal professional privilege as a fundamental right" in a new ruling that has partially overturned an earlier ruling requiring a high-street retailer to hand over documents to a UK regulator, experts in litigation have said.
A solicitor peer has urged the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to act now and simplify the legal regulatory regime, saying nothing will change if it is left to the profession.
The legal sector has been bombarded by unscrupulous cyber criminals in 2019.
The Legal Services Board (LSB) is ramping up pressure on the Law Society, the Bar Council and other approved regulators over ensuring the independence of their regulatory arms.
Annual awards are now in their 19th year and will celebrate achievement in the legal sector across 12 different categories
Cyber-risk will continue to be a major risk for all law firms in 2020 due to the sensitive nature of the information they hold, and the substantial amounts of client money held by over 7,000 of them.
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