A man has pleaded guilty to five counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and services, some 13 years after an identical conviction.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Legal Services Board is to impose reform that will end the “different treatment” for accountancy regulators which also oversee legal services.
Four managers of an unregulated company that offered legal services have been convicted of defrauding clients and unlawfully providing immigration advice.
The accountancy regulator has decided not to force its firms that provide reserved probate services to publish their fees – unlike the legal regulators.
Claims management companies are moving into property related complaints as the surge in holiday sickness claims has been brought under control.