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  • 31 Mar 2019 9:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor prosecuted for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme – and for the second time over the same set of facts – has this time been struck off. 

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/brazilian-ponzi-scheme-solicitor-struck-off

  • 30 Mar 2019 6:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The term ‘fundamental dishonesty’ is referred to in both Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) 44.16(1) and Criminal Justice and Courts Act (CJCA) 2015, Section 57. CJCA 2015, Section 57 allows for an entire personal injury claim to be dismissed, including any genuine elements, on the basis that the claimant has been fundamentally dishonest in relation to the primary claim or a related claim.

    https://www.hja.net/fundamental-dishonesty-and-fraud-in-a-personal-injury-cases/

  • 18 Mar 2019 11:24 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Exclusive risk management solution provider, Lawyer Checker now offers Cyber Essentials certification to safeguard law firms and their clients from cyber criminals.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/get-cyber-essentials-certified-through-lawyer-checker


  • 18 Mar 2019 11:22 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A law firm that specialised in mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) cases has been fined a record £125,000 for a raft of rule breaches, including sending millions of misleading and unsolicited marketing letters.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/record-fine-for-law-firm-acting-on-mis-sold-ppi-claims


  • 17 Mar 2019 11:37 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The UK’s former director of public prosecutions (DPP) has been barred from contact with agencies such as the Serious Fraud Offices for two years over conflict of interest fears.

    http://www.cityam.com/274450/former-head-public-prosecutions-barred-dealing-cps-and-sfo

  • 03 Mar 2019 11:41 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A “stressed” solicitor has been struck off after receiving a suspended prison sentence for pretending claims had concluded and paying clients damages they had not in fact been awarded.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-struck-off-for-fraud-conviction-and-attempting-cover-up

  • 03 Mar 2019 11:38 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who was being groomed to take over a Liverpool law firm has been jailed for a £13,400 fraud, leaving his former boss with an “indescribable” feeling of betrayal.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-jailed-for-fraud-leaving-former-boss-betrayed


  • 24 Feb 2019 7:27 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The government has awarded grants totalling over £6.4m to 18 legal artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics projects.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/government-pumps-6m-into-legal-ai-and-analytics-projects


  • 18 Feb 2019 11:08 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who paid himself £817,000 out of litigation funding schemes set up to back his law firm has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-paid-himself-over-800k-from-litigation-funding-schemes

  • 10 Feb 2019 10:25 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The justice secretary said yesterday that innovation and technology, rather than significant increases in legal aid spending, are the way to improve access to justice.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/gauke-innovation-and-tech-the-way-forward-on-legal-aid


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