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Solicitor who caused 25 claims on compensation fund struck off

12 May 2022

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has struck off a solicitor whose conduct has led to 25 claims on the SRA Compensation Fund totalling £750,000 from conveyancing clients.

Lawtech start-ups bag multi-million pound investments

12 May 2022

Two lawtech start-ups have secured significant investment – one a software platform aimed at corporate in-house legal teams and the other a one-stop shop for the legal needs of SMEs.

Law firms selling funeral plans “may need FCA regulation”

12 May 2022

Law firms selling pre-paid funeral plans as intermediaries may need to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has warned.

PI firms face more deduction claims after Checkmylegalfees court win

11 May 2022

Millions of former clients of personal injury firms may have claims to recover deductions following a High Court ruling today, according to specialist claims business Checkmylegalfees.

SRA disciplinary decisions could stay in public domain for longer

11 May 2022

Details of disciplinary and other regulatory action taken by the Solicitors Regulation Authority could be published for longer than the current three years to combat misinformation online.

MPs see lawyers clash over need for action to curb SLAPPs

11 May 2022

Leading libel lawyers have given very different opinions to the justice committee on what the government should do to control SLAPPs (strategic lawsuits against public participation).

Listed compliance company targets law firms with acquisition

11 May 2022

Listed company Marlowe has made Compliance Office – a business that advises law firms on compliance with Solicitors Regulation Authority rules – the latest addition to its fast-growing legal arm.

Commercial Court “actively looking” to hear cases outside London

11 May 2022

The judge in charge of the Commercial Court has said she is “actively looking” for cases that can be heard outside of London – cases should be tried where they can best be heard for that dispute.

Government puts back fixed costs extension by six months

10 May 2022

The Ministry of Justice has put back by six months to April 2023 the extension of fixed recoverable costs across the fast-track and in most money cases worth up to £100,000.

Appeal court deprecates “act of deliberate concealment” by party

10 May 2022

Civil litigation should be conducted “with cards on the table – face up” and the courts should not “sanction an act of deliberate concealment” by one of the parties, appeal judges have ruled.

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