A Spanish lawyer who sent “misleading” emails to divert £183,000 intended for his client to his personal bank account, has been struck off the register of European lawyers.
The husband in a divorce dispute cannot pay his lawyers a pound without paying a pound to his wife’s solicitors, the High Court has ruled.
A solicitor who fraudulently claimed £37,000 in income tax repayments has been struck off. Her sentencing judge had said she was “wholly unsuitable to be a solicitor”.
A solicitor who instituted a practice of “gross overcharging” in clinical negligence cases so as to maximise profits has been fined £30,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
A Dorset law firm has been rebuked after taking more money in costs than it was entitled to from a man subject to a deputyship order.
A solicitor who was caught drink-driving three times in four weeks has been fined £8,000 – reduced to £2,000 due to his finances – by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
Small businesses are less price sensitive than expected, but value price certainty, unpublished research by the Solicitors Regulation Authority has found.
The Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling seen as driving a coach and horses through the protection provided to corporate clients by legal professional privilege.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has warned law firms to be on the alert for fraudster infiltrators after incidents at two small practices led to potential losses of over £7m.
An experienced criminal law solicitor who broke the conditions on his practising certificate and then lied about it in a witness statement, has been struck off.