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  • 22 Dec 2019 10:50 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Earlier this month the NCA agreed a headline grabbing settlement to an account forfeiture application worth a reported £190 million pounds

    https://www.5sah.co.uk/news-and-events/articles/2019-12-17/a-review-of-account-freezing-and-forfeiture-orders-affos-playing-the-ball-not-the-man


  • 16 Dec 2019 5:12 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who helped himself to almost £88,000 from a dementia victim for whom he was acting under a power of attorney has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-helped-himself-to-88000-from-dementia-sufferer

  • 09 Dec 2019 10:29 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Verifying a client’s identity is time-consuming and adds significant cost to the bottom line, but what are the challenges with those clients that you never meet, because they instruct from abroad?

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/the-challenges-of-verifying-identity-when-the-client-is-abroad

  • 09 Dec 2019 10:28 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The evolution of digital technologies and data is creating exciting opportunities for businesses, but it also makes the threat of fraud more complex. Many organisations, including law firms hold sensitive and confidential data and hackers and fraudsters are likely to try and steal this data and firms may find themselves as victims of fraud. It’s important that law firms ensure they have robust systems and stringent controls to ensure the integrity of their businesses and their client’s data.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/six-ways-law-firms-can-prevent-employee-fraud

  • 02 Dec 2019 6:43 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Where duty of care is concerned, protection of client monies is one of the highest priorities for law firms. As well as financial security being an obvious responsibility, it’s a vital regulatory obligation too.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/legal-accounts-rules-your-responsibilities-and-how-to-comply


  • 02 Dec 2019 6:40 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new rulebook – Standards and Regulations (STaRs) – comes into force today, with experts highlighting several areas of significant change and opportunity for firms.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/reach-for-the-stars-new-solicitors-rulebook-goes-live


  • 23 Nov 2019 11:44 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Takhar (Appellant) v Gracefield Developments Limited and others (Respondents) [2019] UKSC 13

    http://www.mondaq.com/uk/x/866232/real+estate/Overage+How+Reasonably+Hard+Does+A+Developer+Have+To+Work+To+Make+Himself+Liable

  • 23 Nov 2019 11:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    House buying is an expensive business and conveyancing solicitors hold large sums of money that need to be moved on swiftly which can make them and their clients a target for fraudsters. Headlines and statistics have clearly shown that this is a profitable area for criminals over recent years.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/how-law-firms-can-help-their-clients-to-avoid-conveyancing-fraud


  • 17 Nov 2019 11:48 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The vast majority of major law firms still have significant unaddressed cyber-risk, despite repeated urging by regulators, insurers and others to shore up their defences, according to new research.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-firms-shocking-vulnerability-to-cyber-criminals

  • 17 Nov 2019 11:46 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Chancellor of the High Court has urged commercial lawyers to prepare for the disruptive impact of technology on the law, the legal system and legal profession before others “steal a march” on them.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/top-judge-tells-business-lawyers-get-ready-for-the-future

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