A solicitor who attempted to sell an elderly client’s house to her own civil partner at an undervalue, and was the sole beneficiary of the client’s will that she drafted, has been struck off.
The author of the criminal legal aid review said yesterday that solicitors’ firms are in a “more parlous” state than the Bar, where the picture was “mixed”.
The Information Commissioner has threatened to fine the Ministry of Justice if it fails to deal with thousands of outstanding subject access requests.
A non-practising barrister has been disbarred for dishonesty, after falsely persuading a client he would bring judicial review proceedings.
The solicitor at the centre of a collapsed dishonesty prosecution in 2019 has been struck off for dishonesty after a second prosecution for new offences, including practising without insurance.
A claimant suing his solicitors for negligence in how they pursued a claim for negligence against other solicitors has failed in his bid to appeal a decision to refuse summary judgment.
The High Court has struck out a professional negligence claim against a London law firm that it decided had been “warehoused”, after the claimant failed to explain why he had not been more active.
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has mooted requiring law firms to purchase standalone cyber-insurance as “evolving forms of cyber-risk” become more complex.
The High Court has taken the unusual step of allowing a Hong Kong media company to be represented in court by its in-house lawyer in a $213m contract dispute after its external solicitors withdrew.
The body that operates the Official Injury Claim portal is to investigate why unrepresented litigants are not using the service. They are bringing fewer than 10% of claims made through the service.