Legal News

Job changers find themselves in disciplinary hot water

A solicitor who failed to tell a new employer why her previous firm had dismissed her has been rebuked, as has a business development manager who used client information from her old firm.

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Elderly solicitor struck off for overcharging clients

A solicitor’s 55 years of practice have come to an end after he was struck off for overcharging probate clients. His motivation was “to maintain the continuation of his practice and his standing in the community”.

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Consolidator Metamorph leads law firm M&A rush

Consolidator Metamorph Law has made its second acquisition this year – and eighth in total in a little over three years – as several other mergers and acquisitions have also been unveiled.

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Solicitor operated unauthorised online divorce business

A family lawyer who created an online divorce service did so to avoid regulation and not share the fees generated with his law firm, a tribunal has found in striking him off.

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No larger firm can ignore the demands of innovation – that was the clear message from our most recent roundtable: “The law firm of the future”, sponsored by LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions. It comes in many forms, predominantly but not just technology, and is not simply a case of automating process. Expertise and process are not mutually exclusive.


22 August 2019

Mind the gap

The gap I am talking about is the one between what PII and the compensation fund covers. It is a surprisingly large gap and so far hundreds of clients, and millions of pounds, have fallen into it.

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