“No ethical leadership”: Law Society blasted over NDA guidance

15 March 2019

Law Society guidance on the use of non-disclosure agreements demonstrates an absence of “ethical leadership” and shows why the profession cannot be allowed to sort such issues on its own.

Solicitor “told client” to pay fees into personal bank account

15 March 2019

A solicitor who told a client to pay his firm’s fees into his personal bank account has been struck off. A tribunal did not believe his claim that he had done so mistakenly due to “considerable fatigue”.

Irish solicitor rebuked for practising in England and Wales

15 March 2019

An Irish solicitor who acted in negligence proceedings against a law firm in England without the right to practise here has been rebuked and fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Record fine for law firm acting on mis-sold PPI claims

13 March 2019

A law firm that specialised in mis-sold PPI cases has been fined a record £125,000 for a raft of rule breaches, including sending millions of misleading and unsolicited marketing letters.

Solicitor banned as director after firm shut down owing £1m

13 March 2019

A solicitor whose conduct fell “significantly below the standards of probity expected of a company director”, particularly given his legal experience, has been banned from acting as a director.

Solicitors worried about impact of new SRA rulebook

11 March 2019

Nearly two-thirds of solicitors at smaller firms are concerned about the impact of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new rulebook, and much more than about Brexit, research has found.

Former City partner who operated “under the radar” struck off

8 March 2019

A former City partner who operated “under the radar”, concealing the unauthorised and unregulated status of his firm, has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Exclusive: Second policy director in three months leaves SRA

7 March 2019

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has lost its second policy director in three months, Legal Futures can reveal. Richard Collins has joined Crispin Passmore in leaving the organisation.

Solicitor faked attendance notes to fight negligence claim

7 March 2019

A solicitor who faked attendance notes in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to ward off a negligence claim has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Solicitor fined for lending client money at 60% APR

6 March 2019

A solicitor has been fined £20,000 after loaning his client money at an annual interest rate of 60% and eventually repossessing her house, selling it and making a return of nearly twice what he lent her.

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