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  • 11 Sep 2013 3:46 PM | Deleted user

    City law firms have hit back at the Solicitors Regulation Authority saying the regulator's one-size-fits-all approach was not suited to the sector and that a more "sophisticated" approach was needed.

    http://www.solicitorsjournal.com/news/hot-picks/legal-services-act/city-lawyers-call-%E2%80%98sophisticated%E2%80%99-regulation

  • 05 Sep 2013 3:52 PM | Deleted user

    An accountant who left a 94-year-old widow destitute in a care home after swindling her out of £183,000 has been jailed

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10280312/Crooked-accountant-stole-183000-from-elderly-widow.html

  • 05 Sep 2013 3:52 PM | Deleted user

    The Law Society should regain control over training, authorisation to practise and standard setting, solicitors’ professional body has urged the government.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/law-society-makes-sra-power-grab

  • 05 Sep 2013 3:50 PM | Deleted user

    The Government has published revised proposals for criminal legal aid contracting, following agreement with the Law Society. This responds to the original consultation in April.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/law-society-and-moj-agree-new-proposals-for-criminal-legal-aid

  • 05 Sep 2013 3:50 PM | Deleted user

    A north-east solicitor found dead with "unexplained" stab wounds was under investigation for fraud.

    http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northdurham/durham/10649332.Mystery_as_fraud_inquiry_solicitor_stabbed_on_morning_jog/

  • 04 Sep 2013 3:54 PM | Deleted user

    Two people who were arrested in connection with an alleged £900,000 that went missing from a solicitors’ client account have been rebailed.

    http://www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk/news/local/fraud-suspects-are-both-rebailed-1-5435956

  • 01 Sep 2013 3:55 PM | Deleted user

    A coroner has appeared before a crown court judge charged with fraud and theft offences totalling more than £2m.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-23881068

  • 05 Aug 2013 4:00 PM | Deleted user

    There has been a 25% fall in the number of law firms closed down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in the past year, however, there was a 55% increase in those who were struck off, from 55 to 85, making it the most common sanction applied by the tribunal over that time.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/interventions-fall-number-solicitors-struck-rises-more-half

  • 04 Aug 2013 4:52 PM | Deleted user

    A former Court of Appeal judge has challenged the government's proposed changes to legal aid in England and Wales.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22764041

  • 01 Aug 2013 4:01 PM | Deleted user

    New measures are launched that will see those criminals who deliberately cheat the system and leave taxpayers to foot their legal aid bill, despite being able to pay, face having their cars seized

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-measures-to-clamp-down-on-legal-aid-cheats

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