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.

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.

Solicitor “raided rent deposit” after client switched firms

7 August 2018

A solicitor has been fined £1,300 by the SRA for taking his fees from a rent deposit after the client switched firms, one of several sanctions handed out by the regulator.

Solicitor suspended for sending offensive tweets

6 August 2018

A senior solicitor who sent offensive tweets about Islam, Catholicism and Judaism – and also retweeted some – has been suspended from practice for 18 months.

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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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