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Tribunal halves CMC’s £200k fine for calling people it shouldn’t

18 April 2019

The First-tier Tribunal has halved at £198,000 fine imposed on a claims management company for calling people registered with the Telephone Preference Service.


Immigration adviser who acted beyond remit referred to regulator

17 April 2019

The Upper Tribunal has referred an immigration adviser “persuaded to act outside his remit by the entreaties of clients” to the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.


Regulation shift leads to further fall in number of CMCs

2 April 2019

The shift of claims management company regulation to the Financial Conduct Authority has led to a further shake-out of the sector, new figures have indicated.


Developers pledge proper legal advice for leaseholders

29 March 2019

More than 40 leading property developers and freeholders – but no lawyers as yet – have signed a government-backed pledge that highlights the duty of conveyancers to act in the best interests of clients.


Accountants lose appeal over regulation refusal

6 March 2019

The High Court has rejected a challenge from the ICAEW to the Lord Chancellor’s decision that its members should not be allowed to handle tax-related litigation, advocacy and legal instruments work


Trading Standards publishes guidance on conveyancing referral fees

5 March 2019

The clock on a possible ban on referral fees from lawyers to estate agents has started running after new guidance on disclosure was published by National Trading Standards.


Unqualified adviser admits acting for 200 clients

7 February 2019

A man who admitted acting for 200 clients who wrongly believed he was qualified to give them immigration law advice is one of three such offenders to be sentenced recently.


CILEx targets total independence for regulator

29 January 2019

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has become the first approved legal regulator to announce its intention to give its regulatory body complete structural independence.


Panel questions future of underperforming regulator

23 January 2019

The position of the smaller legal regulators has been thrust into the spotlight, with the chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel suggesting that one may be at risk of losing its right to regulate.


Regulators “must be pressured” to publish lawyers’ disciplinary records

23 January 2019

The Legal Services Board is not putting enough pressure on the frontline regulators to publish details of lawyers’ disciplinary records on their online registers, it has been claimed.

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18 April 2019

Protectionism: Is it really all that bad?

So we are about to launch head first in to another great legal services experiment. Away with all those restrictive practices that successive governments consider so heinous. All hail innovation and market forces.

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