The joint head of a law firm’s prison law department has agreed to be struck off after making legal aid claims for prison visits which never took place.
Universities should prioritise law degrees for investment because they produce “better employability outcomes”, are comparatively cheap and are well-suited to remote learning, a report has argued.
A man who received “devastating news” that his lower leg needed to be amputated seven years after settling his PI claim is not prevented by limitation from suing his lawyers for negligence.
There were more property transactions in June than in any month on record as homebuyers rushed to beat the stamp duty land tax holiday deadline, HM Revenue & Customs revealed today.
Pioneering listed law firm Gateley is to return to the acquisition trail after its growing multi-disciplinary offering contributed to strong annual results, with DWF following a similar path.
The government has outlined plans to streamline and digitise lasting powers of attorney, cutting the time needed for registration in most cases from 40 to 14 days.
Two innocent partners of a solicitor jailed for a multi-million-pound theft from their firm’s client account can rely on a limitation defence after being sued for the losses caused, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
A solicitor who forged documents for a £30,000 loan, secured against his matrimonial home during an “acrimonious” divorce, has been struck off, even though the events did not relate to his practice.
A High Court judge has rejected an application by a law firm to substitute itself for a deceased claimant, on the grounds that it would be a form of champerty.
The current regulatory approach to lawyers’ ongoing competence needs to change, the Legal Services Board has concluded, with assessments such as spot checks likely to be part of the reform.