Solicitor agrees to leave profession over offensive emails and tweets

30 September 2020

A solicitor who sent hundreds of offensive emails and tweets to the law firm acting for him in a dispute – and was convicted of a public order offence – has agreed to remove himself from the roll.

Company lawyers open to idea of regulating in-house departments

29 September 2020

A proposal that in-house legal departments should be regulated as a separate regulated business unit within their organisations has been broadly welcomed by senior company lawyers.

Barrister misled Google in review take-down request

28 September 2020

A barrister has been reprimanded and fined for misleading Google in trying to get a negative review taken down. He said he had been subjected to “distressing online trolling”.

Defence QC’s accusation against prosecutor was not misconduct

25 September 2020

A QC who accused prosecution counsel of bad faith without reasonable grounds was in breach of Bar Standards Board rules but not to the level of professional misconduct, a tribunal has ruled.

BSB: Bar students’ results “broadly in line” with the average

25 September 2020

The early signs are that the performance of Bar students in last month’s controversial exams was “broadly in line” with the average, the Bar Standards Board said yesterday.

Barrister sanctioned for “positive discrimination” jibe at judge

24 September 2020

A barrister has been reprimanded and fined for suggesting that a female Asian judge only secured her position as a result of “positive discrimination”.

Students “could save up to £38k” by qualifying with SQE

24 September 2020

Students could save as much as £38,000 when qualifying as a solicitor following the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination next September, a report has estimated.

Second time unlucky as sham marriage solicitor is struck off again

23 September 2020

A solicitor recorded by an undercover TV reporter giving advice on what he knew was a sham marriage has been struck off for the second time by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Law firm principal reported by solicitor for improper transfers

22 September 2020

A law firm owner whose practice of making improper transfers from client to office account was reported to the regulator “with a heavy heart” by a member of staff.

SRA Innovate “must work even harder” to combat digital exclusion

22 September 2020

The SRA must work “even harder” through its Innovate programme to encourage technology that helps reduce digital exclusion, its new executive director for strategy and innovation said yesterday.

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