Solicitors


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.


SQE decision delayed as legal academics urge rejection

21 September 2020

The decision on whether to approve the Solicitors Qualifying Examination has been delayed amid a call from groups representing more than 4,000 legal academics to reject it.


Jailed solicitor struck off for historic child abuse convictions

18 September 2020

A veteran solicitor serving nearly nine years in prison after being convicted of multiple counts of historic indecent assault against children has been struck off.


£60k fine and JR ban for immigration solicitor

17 September 2020

An immigration solicitor who brought meritless judicial reviews has been fined £60,000 and banned for an indefinite period from making further applications.


Solicitor who raided client’s estate to pay debts is struck off

16 September 2020

A solicitor who used £100,000 from a client’s estate to pay debts to HM Revenue & Customs and an indemnity insurer before closing his firm has been struck off.


PI solicitor “compromised independence” in dealings with CMC

15 September 2020

A personal injury solicitor has been sanctioned for allowing the claims management company that supplied almost all of his work to dictate the terms of clients’ engagement with his firm.


Convicted conveyancer struck off for facilitiating mortgage fraud

15 September 2020

A conveyancer who recklessly facilitated a mortgage fraud before being convicted of three money laundering offences and then failing to surrender to bail has been struck off.

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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

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