Solicitors


City lawyer “diverted client cash to own bank account”

19 September 2018

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.


Divorcing man told: You can’t pay your lawyers without paying your wife’s

18 September 2018

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.


Solicitor struck off after income tax fraud conviction

18 September 2018

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”.


£30k fine for solicitor who sought profit through overcharging

17 September 2018

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.


Law firm rebuked after overcharging for deputyship work

13 September 2018

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.


Fine for solicitor repeatedly caught drink-driving

12 September 2018

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 “less price sensitive” than expected, research finds

11 September 2018

Small businesses are less price sensitive than expected, but value price certainty, unpublished research by the Solicitors Regulation Authority has found.


CA upholds role of privilege in company investigations

6 September 2018

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.


SRA warns on fraudster infiltrators as small firms lose £7m

5 September 2018

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.


Criminal lawyer who lied in witness statement is struck off

31 August 2018

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.

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