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  • 14 Nov 2022 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will make full use of the proposed new power to issue unlimited fines against solicitors and firms caught up in economic crime, its chief executive has warned.

  • 31 Oct 2022 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A criminal defence solicitor who said he certified two lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) “as a favour” for an elderly client who was a friend of his father has been fined £6,000 for failing to make the necessary checks.

  • 31 Oct 2022 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A law firm that was non-compliant with the anti-money laundering (AML) rules for three years has been fined for showing “a disregard for statutory and regulatory obligations”.

  • 24 Oct 2022 9:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A solicitor convicted of seven counts of fraud, involving goods worth £10,600 – including fireworks and tickets for the Grand National – has been struck off.

  • 24 Oct 2022 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An experienced solicitor has been struck off for taking advantage of the widow of a deceased solicitor after being instructed to wind up his practice and deal with his estate.

  • 09 Oct 2022 8:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An update to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPRs) in England and Wales has handed fraud litigators a new key to help unmask fraudsters and trace misappropriated assets.

  • 26 Sep 2022 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “Potentially hostile foreign powers” could identify weaknesses in the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal and flood it with “fraudulent claims”, a report has warned.

  • 26 Sep 2022 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Mark Fenhalls KC, Chair of the Bar, said:

    “The Officers, members and staff of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales join with colleagues across the legal professions in mourning the loss of our country’s most devoted public servant.

    “Throughout a long, loyal, and steadfast reign, Queen Elizabeth II embodied the symbolic role of the figure in whose name justice is carried out with great integrity.

    “I have written to offer our deep and sincere condolences to His Majesty The King. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.”

  • 30 Aug 2022 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is planning huge increases in the fines it can impose for misconduct by wealthy solicitors – from the current £50,000 to £805,000 – while reducing them for lower earners.

  • 22 Aug 2022 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A former City law firm owner has been fined by Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for “inadvertent” errors in allowing his client account to be used as a banking facility.

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