SRA press ahead with “multiple solicitor brands”

15 August 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has stuck to its guns on allowing solicitors to practise from unregulated firms and enabling freelance solicitors to do more than now.

Law firm closures up again after surge in rule breaches

15 August 2018

The number of law firms closed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority rose by 35% last year to 50, but the number of solicitors struck off fell, it has emerged.

Partners failed to keep track of client money for six years

14 August 2018

Four partners at a Birmingham law firm have been fined a total of £35,000 for failing to keep dealings with client money in order for almost six years.

Bogus lawyer convicted for second time

14 August 2018

A man has pleaded guilty to five counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and services, some 13 years after an identical conviction.

Solicitors convicted of GBH and expenses fraud struck off

13 August 2018

Solicitors convicted separately of head-butting another parent at a children’s rugby match and making fraudulent expenses claims to the CPS have both been struck off.

SRA outlines new concerns around holiday sickness claims

10 August 2018

More types of poor conduct by claimant solicitors in the holiday sickness market have been uncovered, their regulator has warned.

Vexatious ex-solicitor “said first thing that came into her head”

9 August 2018

A struck-off solicitor called to give evidence over a will she drafted often said “the first thing that came into her without reflecting on whether it was correct”.

Price transparency regime for solicitors approved

8 August 2018

The Legal Services Board has approved new rules proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority requiring law firms to publish prices for a range of consumer and business services.

QCs should keep title unless disbarred, Bar Council says

8 August 2018

QCs should not lose their designation unless they are excluded from the profession and even then not automatically, the Bar Council has said.

Appeal judges reject criminals’ “cynical” attempt to blame barrister

7 August 2018

The Court of Appeal has rejected what it described as a “cynical” attempt by two criminals to blame their barrister for confiscation orders made against them.

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15 August 2018

Get ready for the SRA’s transparency rules

You will no doubt by now be aware that the Legal Services Board has approved new rules proposed by the SRA requiring law firms to publish certain price and service information on their website.

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