The Legal Ombudsman was more likely to make a finding of poor service against a lawyer than not in 2018/19, reversing the trend of previous years, its annual report has shown.
The former head of private client at London firm Kingsley Napley has been fined £15,000 for transferring over £1.5m from the estate of a wealthy foreign national to his widow when he should not have.
Five partners from London firm Child & Child, who acquired the firm after it went into administration at the end of last month in a management buyout, used an off-the-shelf ABS, it has emerged.
Law students on Manchester University’s first ever legal tech and access to justice course have designed an app to enable clients of its legal advice centre to find help when the centre is closed.
Disgruntled clients are more likely to target law firms with “deep pockets” for negligence claims than underinsured freelance solicitors, an expert in law firm regulation has warned.
A tribunal was entitled to allow a law firm facing a discrimination claim from a former solicitor to have its say on whether an ex-colleagues should be ordered to give evidence, having signed an NDA.
The impersonation of lawyers to commit advance fee frauds has been added to the list of large-scale cyber-attacks from which the National Cyber Security Centre is trying to protect the public.
A London solicitor has been fined £2,500 for accidentally submitting duplicate receipts for taxis to his top-100 law firm, amounting to just £200. He blamed the errors on the long hours he was working.
There is a “huge amount of interest” among lawyers in becoming freelance solicitors under the new SRA rules, but they have been warned not to hand in their notice just yet.
A sole practitioner described by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal as the “perfect target” for the promoters of dubious investment schemes has been struck off.
Company behaviour and the ethical responsibility of general counsel is a sensitive subject, because the status and influence of the role can vary considerably from one entity to another, and the issue can be complicated.