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  • 10 Nov 2019 10:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) has issued a thinly veiled warning to the Bar Standards Board (BSB) over the need to invest “substantially” in consumer information after its controversial decision to withdraw from funding Legal Choices.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/warning-shot-for-bsb-after-it-axes-legal-choices-funding

  • 10 Nov 2019 10:46 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A woman who set up a fake law firm email address so as to provide a bogus reference to a real firm looking to employ her has been banned from working in the profession.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/woman-faked-email-reference-to-get-law-firm-job


  • 10 Nov 2019 10:40 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A solicitor who forged three documents to help him in an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has been struck off.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/solicitor-who-forged-documents-to-fool-sra-struck-off


  • 10 Nov 2019 9:35 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Three solicitors from RPC and one barrister from Hardwicke, all of whom practice in civil fraud and wider commercial litigation, came together to share their advice with students at Legal Cheek’s latest event.

    https://www.legalcheek.com/lc-careers-posts/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-civil-fraud-lawyer/#.XcNXSJAvwuM.twitter


  • 04 Nov 2019 10:58 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The High Court has opted not to ban a solicitor caught up in a property scam, saying a finding of serious misconduct should not always result in such a penalty.

    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/serious-misconduct-is-not-always-a-banning-offence-high-court-rules/5101967.article#.Xb4PfyESy5M.twitter

  • 04 Nov 2019 10:56 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Record numbers of finance officers from law firms are appearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, new figures show.

    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/cofas-face-huge-burden-as-record-numbers-referred-to-tribunal/5101810.article#.Xb4O0u8usuQ.twitter


  • 04 Nov 2019 10:33 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Criminal Justice system has been the recipient of devastating cuts to its budget, leaving it in a terrible state.  We are reaping what has been sown with the result that we are seeing ‘woefully low crime detection rates’; an explosion in the use of Release under Investigation; prosecution rates down 30%, empty court rooms and increasing waiting times in the most serious of cases. 

    https://www.criminalbar.com/resources/news/cba-fee-announcement-01-11-19/

  • 04 Nov 2019 7:28 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A study of 40 law firms which suffered a cyber-attack over the past three years has found that more than £4m of client money was stolen from 23 of them.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/review-spells-out-toll-of-cyber-crime-on-law-firms


  • 04 Nov 2019 7:27 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to check 7,000 law firms’ compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations after an initial sweep found that too many were not complying.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/7000-firms-to-face-aml-check-over-compliance-concerns

  • 03 Nov 2019 11:06 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Board (LSB) could steal a march on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) by holding at least one of its board meetings in public, it has emerged.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/legal-services-board-eyes-its-own-transparency-push


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