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Solicitor fined for failing to read “grossly misleading” JR claim forms

Complaints about the work of solicitors handling immigration appeals have finally reached the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, which has fined a solicitor £10,000 for acting recklessly by signing judicial review claim forms with inaccurate grounds of appeal and failing to supervise an employee who drafted the applications.

March 6th, 2017 | No Comments »

Immigration barristers attack “poor standards” of solicitors

Chambers carrying out immigration work have voiced a “unanimous and strong opinion” that they “repeatedly experience poor standards of service from solicitors”, a Bar Standards Board report has found. Complaints included “delays and outright failure” to pay barristers.

May 23rd, 2016 | No Comments »

Almost half of asylum seekers unhappy with their lawyers, report finds

Almost half of asylum seekers are not satisfied with the service provided by their lawyers, a report for the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Legal Ombudsman has found. It exposed how some firms paid interpreters to recruit asylum seeker clients at ports and detention centres.

January 18th, 2016 | No Comments »

High Court refers immigration solicitors to SRA after five “hopeless” judicial reviews

The High Court has referred an immigration practice to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority after reviewing five “hopeless” judicial reviews, each of which had already been deemed to be an abuse of process.

September 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

SRA investigates immigration firm condemned by Leveson

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is investigating an immigration law firm condemned by Sir Brian Leveson for a “systemic failure” in the way it allowed an unqualified caseworker to issue a judicial review without supervision.

July 6th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Immigration lawyer who lied to High Court is struck off

A solicitor who lied to High Court and was found guilty of contempt – leading the now Lord Chief Justice to refer him to the Solicitors Regulation Authority – has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

May 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Senior QC who worked with ‘named and shamed’ barrister found guilty of three misconduct offences

Ian Macdonald QC, one of the country’s leading immigration lawyers, has been found guilty of three misconduct offences by a Bar disciplinary tribunal. The offences relate to Mr Macdonald’s role as joint head of Kings Court Chambers in Birmingham.

May 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

Immigration solicitor who left “trail of destruction” sentenced

A district judge has described how an immigration solicitor who continued to practice despite being suspended left behind her a “trail of destruction”.

May 6th, 2015 | No Comments »

First legal executives granted historic independent practice rights

A member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who specialises in conveyancing has become the first to receive independent practice rights. A probate specialist and a legal executive who runs his own immigration firm were also granted independent rights.

March 30th, 2015 | No Comments »

Sham marriages solicitor loses appeal against conviction

A solicitor convicted of assisting unlawful immigration into a European Union member state this week lost his appeal against conviction, shortly after being struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

February 6th, 2015 | No Comments »