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Solicitor who lied to Mueller inquiry is struck off

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.

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

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.

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Inns of Court to be first provider of new Bar training course

The Inns of Court College of Advocacy is set to be the first organisation approved to run the new Bar training course, which it is doing on a not-for-profit basis.

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ABS launches desktop tool linking it to big clients

An alternative business structure set up by an HR consultancy has launched a dedicated case management software tool aimed at integrating large company HR departments with its employment law offering.

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

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.

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Gauke: no more court closures – for now

There will not be another round of court closures for the time being, but this may change as technology takes hold, justice secretary David Gauke said yesterday.

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Private equity firm buys two leading conveyancing practices

The battle to consolidate the fragmented conveyancing market has stepped up after a private equity company acquired two of the biggest volume providers in the country.

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Knights eyes role as consolidator of independent law firms

Knights has unveiled strong results for its first year as a listed company and is now looking to “scale” its business model by acting as a consolidator of independent law firms.

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

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.

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‘Sham marriage’ solicitor appeals against striking off

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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15 July 2019

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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