Legal Services

  • 14 May 2023 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The need for a “strengthened and harmonised regulatory approach” to tackle the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) is being probed by the Legal Services Board.

  • 14 May 2023 11:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The November 2021 cyber-attack on the Simplify Group – the country’s largest conveyancing business – cost it £6.8m and also suppressed fee income, its annual report has shown.

  • 14 May 2023 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Former Banbridge solicitor Paul Downey has avoided jail after admitting he took over £70,000 from a dead client’s estate to fund the running of his practice.

  • 19 Apr 2023 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A solicitor from East Sussex has been jailed for deceiving clients and stealing more than £1.7 million.

  • 14 Apr 2023 5:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) expects to use its proposed new power to demand information from solicitors about economic crime several hundred times a year, it has emerged.

  • 14 Apr 2023 5:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A disgraced struck-off solicitor has made a “concerted effort” to fraudulently obtain judgment from two courts in a bid to extract money to which he is not entitled, the senior King’s Bench master has ruled.

  • 12 Apr 2023 9:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A partner in a large Midlands law firm, who tried to “trick” an elderly farmer out of part of his protected tenancy in the way he sent notices to quit, has been suspended for a year.

  • 11 Apr 2023 6:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The insurer of London law firm Jirehouse – whose founder was jailed last year for fraud – has failed its ongoing bid to exclude liability for £6m in losses suffered by a client.

  • 03 Apr 2023 10:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A trainee solicitor who stole more than £100,000 of client compensation to fund a gambling habit – severely damaging the law firm he worked for – has been jailed for two years.

  • 03 Apr 2023 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A solicitor-turned-barrister has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for sending an offensive email that wished harm or even death on its recipients.

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