- Tuesday, 6 January 2015
A small firm in Hertfordshire has become the latest law firm to be fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for its involvement in stamp duty land tax (SDLT) avoidance schemes.
Tags: Solicitors Regulation Authority, stamp duty
Posted in Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
- Tuesday, 30 September 2014
A former solicitor who stole almost £1m through stamp duty fraud has been sentenced to ten years in jail. Shameer Sacranie, 40, from Leicester is believed to have fled the country and was sentenced in his absence last week.
Tags: fraud, HMRC, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Solicitors Regulation Authority, stamp duty
Posted in Latest news, Solicitors
- Thursday, 8 May 2014
The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has suggested that conveyancers, rather than clients, should answer to HMRC when stamp duty payments fail to arrive.
Tags: complaints, conveyancing, HMRC, Legal Ombudsman, LeO, stamp duty, stamp duty land tax
Posted in Latest news, Legal Ombudsman, Other lawyers, Regulation, Solicitors
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