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  • 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

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

    Court and arbitration bodies need to make legal remedies built into blockchains a viable alternative to traditional dispute resolution options, lawyers have said.

    https://www.litigationfutures.com/news/experts-seek-boost-for-blockchain-alternatives-to-dispute-resolution


  • 21 Sep 2020 2:23 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who used £100,000 from a client’s estate to pay debts to HM Revenue & Customs and an indemnity insurer before closing his firm has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-who-raided-clients-estate-to-pay-debts-is-struck-off


  • 21 Sep 2020 2:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A law firm linked with 18 cases of Covid-19 was ordered to shut its office with immediate effect last week after being accused of showing “disregard” for the health of its staff.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/council-shuts-down-law-firms-offices-for-flouting-covid-19-rules


  • 14 Sep 2020 10:38 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Demand for partners who specialise in white collar crime will increase just as dramatically after the pandemic as it did after the financial crisis in 2008, a report has predicted.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/demand-for-fraud-partners-to-rise-dramatically-after-pandemic


  • 14 Sep 2020 10:37 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A criminal law solicitor who used money from a jailed client for an appeal to stabilise his firm’s “precarious financial position” has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-used-jailed-clients-money-to-prop-up-firm


  • 07 Sep 2020 11:42 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Two former solicitors have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, The Irish Examiner reports.

    https://www.irishlegal.com/article/former-solicitors-plead-guilty-to-conspiracy-to-commit-fraud

  • 01 Sep 2020 11:39 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Two former solicitors and a former independent financial adviser have been charged with multiple offences in connection with the collapse of the Axiom Legal Financing Fund.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/sfo-charges-three-men-over-axiom-fund-collapse


  • 01 Sep 2020 11:38 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An experienced personal injury solicitor who forged his client’s signature on two court documents to progress her case “acted stupidly” and had to be struck off, a tribunal has decided.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/pi-solicitor-struck-off-for-stupid-decision-to-forge-clients-signature


  • 01 Sep 2020 12:38 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who did not understand the complex financial transactions he was acting on – which potentially had connections to Mexican drug cartels – has been suspended from practice for 15 months.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-who-didnt-understand-transactions-suspended


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