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  • 25 Jan 2021 9:10 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The High Court has highlighted the “implausibility of not one, but two or more, persons from a well-known firm of solicitors being involved in a fraudulent scheme” in dismissing a claim against Simmons & Simmons.

  • 25 Jan 2021 9:09 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) was wrong to throw out a private prosecution brought by a former client against the current president of the Law Society, the High Court has ruled.

  • 25 Jan 2021 9:07 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The average number of legal jobs posted every month in 2020 was 60% down on the previous year, while applications increased by 53% for each one, a recruitment website has reported.

  • 21 Dec 2020 11:29 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) is a disclosure order available in England and Wales which allows information to be obtained from third parties who have become 'mixed up' in wrongdoing, helping victims to investigate, pursue those ultimately responsible and recover their losses.

  • 21 Dec 2020 11:18 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who lied when she told her new employer that she was not under investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has been struck off.

  • 07 Dec 2020 11:03 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A leading conveyancer has expressed his shock after a fraudster was able to transfer money from his firm’s client account at one of his bank’s branches, despite having put safeguards in place following a similar incident a year earlier.

  • 30 Nov 2020 10:20 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The High Court has overturned the decision that former Freshfields partner Ryan Beckwith breached the SRA code of conduct by having drunken sex with a junior lawyer at the firm.

  • 30 Nov 2020 10:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Two partners who saw more than £100m pass through their firm’s client account for a car parking and storage pod investment scheme have been fined for misconduct.

  • 30 Nov 2020 10:16 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor and her partner who defrauded a law firm and the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) of almost £95,000 in a translation scam will have to repay just £5,584, a court decided last week.

  • 23 Nov 2020 3:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who loaned £3.4m from clients’ estates and private lenders to other clients and “known individuals” – a broking operation he had carried out for decades – has been struck off.

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