Solicitors


Solicitor hit by legal aid cuts was “perfect target” for fraudsters

16 July 2019

A sole practitioner described by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal as the “perfect target” for the promoters of dubious investment schemes has been struck off.


Consumer panel urges regulators to publish complaints data

16 July 2019

The Legal Services Consumer Panel has criticised legal regulators’ continuing “resistance” to publishing complaints data about the lawyers they oversee.


Immigration regulator has “deep concerns” about SRA reforms

16 July 2019

The immigration regulator has expressed its “deep concern” at the rules that will allow practising solicitors to operate from unregulated businesses.


Struck-off solicitor made bankrupt by SRA agrees nine-year order

15 July 2019

A struck-off solicitor made bankrupt by the Solicitors Regulation Authority because he owes it nearly £150,000 has agreed to a further nine years of bankruptcy restrictions.


Solicitor who forged certificates to qualify is struck off

15 July 2019

A solicitor who only qualified because he lied about having passed certain tests – and even forged certificates to convince the Solicitors Regulation Authority – has been struck off.


Solicitor who lied to Mueller inquiry is struck off

12 July 2019

A solicitor who was jailed for 30 days after pleading guilty to making false statements to the Mueller inquiry into Donald Trump has been struck off.


Rocket Lawyer chief: SQE will “transform access to justice”

12 July 2019

Four times as many law graduates will be able to practise as solicitors after the solicitors qualifying examination comes in in 2021, a move that will be “transformative” for access to the law.


Solicitor who owed barristers £146,000 fails to overturn strike-off

11 July 2019

A solicitor who admitted owing barristers over £146,000 in unpaid fees has failed to overturn his strike-off at the High Court. He issued “disingenuous and misleading” defences when sued for payment.


Law firms resolve over 80% of complaints in-house for first time

10 July 2019

The proportion of complaints about poor service successfully resolved in-house by law firms without reference to the Legal Ombudsman has topped 80% for the first time, it has emerged.


‘Sham marriage’ solicitor appeals against striking off

10 July 2019

A second solicitor who told an undercover television reporter that he would help them apply for a visa on the back of a bogus marriage has been struck off – but is also appealing the decision.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Solicitors

In 1989, Stephen Covey published the famous self-help book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Deemed a masterpiece by many, this book remains very relevant today. So how to apply it to solicitors?

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