Compliance & Regulation

Law Society warns against forcing firms to point clients to review websites

23 April 2021

The Law Society has outlined its opposition to the idea that law firms be required to signpost clients to review websites as part of moves to generate indicators of providers’ quality.

Solicitor cleared of most allegations against him fails in costs bid

22 April 2021

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has rejected a bid by a solicitor cleared of most of the allegations made against him for a contribution to the £143,000 he spent defending himself.

Law firms “not being held to account for toxic cultures”

22 April 2021

Law firms are not being held to account for “toxic” work cultures, particularly where there is a lot of pressure on young lawyers, a leading expert on regulation has said.

Solicitor misled hundreds into investing £19m in failed claims scheme

21 April 2021

A solicitor who misled hundreds of investors and attracted £19m to bring claims for miscalculated mortgage payments – none of which succeeded – has been struck off.

Owners of closed law firms told: Find extra run-off cover – if you can

19 April 2021

Owners of law firms that closed down in the last 20 years have been warned that they face a difficult task in finding insurance to replace the automatic supplementary run-off cover that ends later this year.

“I totally cracked” – law firm founder struck off for client money theft

19 April 2021

The founder of new-model law firm Cubism Law has explained how he “totally cracked” under the pressure of its financial problems, leading him to dishonestly misappropriate client funds.

SDT: Drink-drive solicitor did not automatically undermine public trust

16 April 2021

A solicitor convicted of drink-driving after a motorbike accident did not automatically undermine public trust in the profession, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has ruled.

Profession has struggled with AML rules, says firm fined £10,000

15 April 2021

A Surrey law firm has been fined £10,000 for breaches of the anti-money laundering rules in its training, approach to risk assessment and in a conveyancing transaction which produced £850 in fees.

Solicitor struck off for “sophisticated” Land Registry fraud

14 April 2021

A solicitor jailed for more than three years for forging Land Registry documents in a family dispute with the owners of a Newcastle takeaway has been struck off.

SRA bid to cut Compensation Fund payout cap facing rejection

14 April 2021

Controversial Solicitors Regulation Authority plans to cut the maximum award from its Compensation Fund from £2m to £500,000 are facing rejection by the Legal Services Board.

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