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Solicitor struck off for misleading regulator

A solicitor cleared of all the substantive charges against him by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has still been struck off because he misled the Solicitors Regulation Authority during its investigation.

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Legal charities urge government to delay whiplash reforms

Four leading legal charities have urged the government to delay next year’s whiplash reforms over fears that litigants in person and the organisations supporting them will be overwhelmed by the new regime.

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Crime lawyers call on judges to issue wellbeing protocols

The chair of the Criminal Bar Association has called on the senior judiciary to extend wellbeing protocols being drafted for the family courts to the criminal jurisdiction.

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Solicitor struck off for forging property transfer form

A solicitor who forged signatures to transfer a property without authority in order to cover up a mistake he feared would lose his firm an important client, has been struck off.

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SDT throws out money laundering case against solicitors

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has thrown out the prosecution of two solicitors for breaching the money laundering regulations rules after finding that they had no case to answer.

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Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief reprimand solicitor judges

Two solicitor judges who failed to inform the judicial authorities that they had been investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been reprimanded by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice. Maneer Ghani, who sits as a magistrate in… Read More

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Registered European lawyers to have “post-Brexit grace period”

Registered European lawyers will have a grace period until the end of next year to sort out how they will continue to practise in the UK, even if there is a no-deal Brexit, the government said last week.

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Tribunal clears solicitor of misleading court

A disciplinary tribunal has cleared a Manchester claimant solicitor of allegations that he deliberately misled a court about when he had sent documents to the defendant solicitors in a case.

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“Too early” to say online court is the future, research warns

There is as yet “no clear answer” to the question of whether an online court will facilitate easier access to the court system, research has found.

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SRA spells out how to lack integrity without being dishonest

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has set out ways in which solicitors can fail to act with integrity – the source of much debate over the extent to which it differs from dishonesty.

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13 August 2019

Managing internal and external procedures to drive success

Managing a large volume of cases simultaneously with regulation can often prove challenging. But it comes amid a shift towards a more digital approach to case management.

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