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  • 26 Oct 2020 10:08 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A personal injury lawyer who inflated costs, put false information before a court, misled her insurer and “wrecked lives” has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/personal-injury-lawyer-who-wrecked-lives-is-struck-off


  • 26 Oct 2020 10:07 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has taken the unusual step of making a costs order against the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the “grave errors” it made in a case it eventually had to withdraw.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-slapped-with-costs-order-over-failed-prosecution


  • 26 Oct 2020 10:06 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Solicitors and accountants are at odds over whether the new economic crime levy should be calculated by reference to their income or the number of suspicious activity reports (SARs) they made.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/lawyers-and-accountants-at-odds-over-economic-crime-levy


  • 26 Oct 2020 9:59 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    If a document is privileged, the basic position is it can be withheld from third parties.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/guides/legal-professional-privilege-some-practical-considerations


  • 19 Oct 2020 10:47 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A former claims handler at leading midlands firm Shakespeare Martineau has been banned from working in the profession for falsifying an email sent to opposing solicitors.

    https://www.litigationfutures.com/news/claims-handler-banned-for-altering-email-to-solicitors


  • 19 Oct 2020 10:46 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has warned law firms against making holiday sickness claims without “verifying the version of events” obtained by claims management companies (CMCs).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/leo-warns-over-emerging-trend-of-holiday-sickness-complaints


  • 19 Oct 2020 10:44 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Compliance with the rules on price and service transparency is improving but a stubborn minority are facing disciplinary action, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sra-transparency-rules-compliance-improving


  • 12 Oct 2020 10:14 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    This quarterly civil fraud update provides a summary of reported decisions handed down in the courts of England and Wales in the period July - September 2020.

    https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/insights/blogs/dispute-resolution-law-blog/civil-fraud-quarterly-round-up-q3-2020


  • 11 Oct 2020 4:55 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Insurance firm nearly doubles office partner count as it also secures a London fraud specialist

    https://m.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dac-beachcroft-builds-in-belfast-with-five-partner-hire-from-blm-27282594/


  • 28 Sep 2020 9:04 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Blockchain and associated distributed ledger technologies (DLT) will storm the world of international commerce, boosted by the Covid-19 pandemic, new guidance for lawyers has predicted.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/get-ready-for-impact-of-blockchain-lawyers-told

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