Solicitors


Law Society and consumer panel join forces to oppose SIF closure

16 February 2022

The Law Society and Legal Services Consumer Panel have joined forces to oppose the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s plan to close the Solicitors Indemnity Fund.


City firms “must weigh cost of losing female talent” in reward strategy

13 December 2021

Big City law firms should take into account in their balance sheet the cost of losing good people ‘by the back door’ by focusing so heavily on earnings ‘through the front door’ such as billable hours.


Solicitor lost unencrypted USB stick full of client information

29 July 2021

A solicitor who lost an unencrypted USB stick full of client information that was subsequently found by a member of the public has been rebuked by the SRA.


Law firm swaps regulator after enduring “bumpy journey”

8 July 2021

A family law practice started by two solicitors has divorced the Bar Standards Board as its regulator and taken up with the Solicitors Regulation Authority after difficulties beset the relationship.


Solicitor jailed for stamp duty land tax fraud

7 July 2021

A solicitor who falsified returns to HM Revenue & Customs so as to underpay stamp duty land tax and pocket the difference has been jailed for more than three years.


Insurance giant’s ABS hit with fine for money laundering failure

6 July 2021

The alternative business structure owned by global insurance services firm Crawford & Company has been fined for failing to confirm that it had a compliant anti-money laundering risk assessment.


SQE will “move the bottleneck” from law schools to employers

1 July 2021

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam will make it easier for people to qualify as solicitors but move the “bottleneck” to newly qualified roles, a leading academic and the training head of a major law firm have predicted.


Solicitor struck off after child pornography and cannabis convictions

1 July 2021

A solicitor who received a suspended jail sentence after being convicted of making indecent images of children and producing cannabis has been struck off.


Solicitor jailed for GBH avoids being struck off

30 June 2021

A young solicitor jailed for grievous bodily harm has escaped being struck off because of his genuine remorse and low likelihood of reoffending.


Lawyers should have to take competence tests “every 10 years”

30 June 2021

Lawyers should have to take online tests every 10 years to prove that they remain competent in their specialist fields, the chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel said yesterday.

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