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SIF rule could be “catastrophic” for retired solicitors

20 September 2019

Refusal by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund to accept notifications of potential claims could be “catastrophic” for retired solicitors, a specialist in professional regulation and insurance has warned.

Ex-partner suing firm denied sight of its NDAs

20 September 2019

A former partner suing south-east law firm McMillan Williams over alleged sexual misconduct and harassment has been denied access to any non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) it may have reached. The claim by Helen Clifford against both the firm and chief executive… Read More

Firm advertises for black solicitor apprentices

20 September 2019

Well-known law firm Leigh Day has hit back at criticism from “trolls” after it advertised solicitor apprenticeships for six black students of Afro-Caribbean or African heritage.

Defendant solicitors worry about PI reforms delay

19 September 2019

A leading insurance law firm has outlined worries that the Civil Liability Act reforms will not be implemented in April 2020 as currently planned.

SDT throws out case against Law Society vice-president

19 September 2019

A disciplinary tribunal has thrown out as groundless an attempt to bring misconduct proceedings against the vice-president of the Law Society, in a rare private prosecution brought by a former client.

ABS Carbon opens platform to own-brand start-ups

19 September 2019

A virtual firm alternative business structure aimed at top-end solicitors approaching retirement is white labelling entities to groups of lawyers or overseas practices looking to start up under their own brand.

Third “and probably last” ABS joint venture for NAHL

18 September 2019

NAHL plc – the company that owns National Accident Helpline – has unveiled its third, and probably last, joint venture alternative business structure as it prepares for next year’s personal injury reforms.

Struck-off solicitor re-admitted despite SRA objections

18 September 2019

A struck-off senior partner has been restored to the roll over the objections of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, less than seven years after he was first barred from practising as a solicitor.

Barrister’s latest complaint over Briggs ruling rejected

18 September 2019

The High Court has refused a barrister permission to challenge a decision by the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman over a complaint she made about Supreme Court justice Lord Briggs.

Trainee sanctioned for trying to mislead third party

18 September 2019

A trainee solicitor who amended a document in order to mislead a third party has been rebuked and banned from working in the profession without the permission of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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16 September 2019

The Amazon effect

I have to be honest and say it still amazes me how many lawyers we come into contact with, who are still behaving like dinosaurs when it comes to technology. It’s not about chronological age.

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