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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.

Bogus lawyer jailed for “worse than useless” advice

7 August 2018

A man who falsely claimed he fronted a legal business has been sent to prison for charging £12,000 for advice a judge described as “worse than useless”.

Conveyancing giant “to play big role” in parent PLC’s recovery

6 August 2018

One of the ‘big five’ conveyancing law firms is aiming for more market share and remortgage work as part of efforts to steady its struggling parent company.

LSB: SMEs attracted by firms with price transparency

6 August 2018

When small businesses believe they can trust the transparency of legal providers on fees, they are twice as likely to seek the advice of lawyers, according to the Legal Services Board.

Former cabinet minister to chair IP regulator

1 August 2018

The Intellectual Property Regulation Board has unveiled Lord Smith of Finsbury – better known as the former Labour cabinet minister Chris Smith – as its new chair.

FCA will have power to cap personal injury CMCs’ fees

31 July 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority will have the power to cap the fees of personal injury CMCs, although there is currently no need, says the Treasury.

LSB reforms to end “different treatment” for accountants

25 July 2018

The Legal Services Board is to impose reform that will end the “different treatment” for accountancy regulators which also oversee legal services.

Unqualified legal services company staff convicted of fraud

23 July 2018

Four managers of an unregulated company that offered legal services have been convicted of defrauding clients and unlawfully providing immigration advice.

ICAEW takes voluntary approach to firms publishing prices

12 July 2018

The accountancy regulator has decided not to force its firms that provide reserved probate services to publish their fees – unlike the legal regulators.

CMCs turn from holiday sickness to housing disrepair cases

6 July 2018

Claims management companies are moving into property related complaints as the surge in holiday sickness claims has been brought under control.

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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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