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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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SRA delay helps “manifestly incompetent” solicitor avoid strike-off

A solicitor who acted recklessly and with “manifest incompetence” by becoming involved in a Ponzi scheme has avoided being struck off in part because of the delay in the SRA prosecuting him.

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Firms learn from each other how to be LGBT inclusive

Law firms have shared details of how being mentored by larger practices has helped them make their workplaces more friendly to LGBT solicitors, staff and clients.

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22 August 2019

Mind the gap

The gap I am talking about is the one between what PII and the compensation fund covers. It is a surprisingly large gap and so far hundreds of clients, and millions of pounds, have fallen into it.

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