Some conveyancing law firms are providing unrealistic initial quotes in order to win business and most cause unnecessary enquiries from the Land Registry, SRA research has suggested.
A solicitor who used his role in a collective enfranchisement process to push his son’s interests at the expense of other clients has been fined £45,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
A solicitor at City firm Allen & Overy involved in drafting a non-disclosure agreement involving film producer Harvey Weinstein has been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
The High Court has struck off a solicitor who instituted a practice of “gross overcharging” in clinical negligence cases so as to maximise profits, overturning a fine imposed by a disciplinary tribunal.
The Asian woman barrister who was disinstructed after her client wanted a white man to represent her has said she does not blame the solicitor involved.
The right to recover money under loans made by a law firm before an intervention does not vest in the Solicitors Regulation Authority, appeal judges have ruled.
Solicitors must think beyond the drafting of non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality agreements to the “impression created” by them, a panel of experts has warned.
A solicitor currently in jail for his part in a fraudulent tax evasion scheme has agreed to be struck off while insisting that he did nothing more than “major English law firms” do for clients every day.
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.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has discontinued disciplinary tribunal proceedings against two solicitors after they admitted multiple accounts rules breaches.