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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.
A solicitor claiming to have become overwhelmed by pressure of work has been struck off after dishonestly misleading clients that she had made court applications.
In an important decision for in-house lawyers in particular, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that documents will only benefit from legal advice privilege where they are prepared for the dominant purpose of seeking legal advice. We look at the decision in The Civil Aviation Authority v Jet2.com Limited, R. (on the application of) and its implications for in-house legal teams.
A Scots lawyer who represented an elderly victim of a mortgage fraudster has been struck off the solicitors’ roll after being found guilty of “professional misconduct” over his failure to act his client’s best interests.
The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) could not claim legal advice privilege over email correspondence which was predominantly conducted for the purposes of seeking commercial views, rather than legal advice, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.
The former director of a letting agency has won a new court battle after bringing a successful private prosecution of his former business partner over a fraud said to be over £100,000.
A solicitor and her boyfriend who defrauded the taxpayer out of £63,000 by inflating translation costs for legal aid documents are facing jail.
Guest post by Crispin Passmore of Passmore Consulting and former director of policy at the Solicitors Regulation Authority
A solicitor who admitted that he had “lost control of events completely” in the final months of his firm has been suspended for two years by a disciplinary tribunal.
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has launched a call for evidence on continuing competence, the first stage in a promised review of the issue that could lead to periodic checks on lawyers’ fitness to practise.
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