Legal News Brief for Solicitors and Lawyers

CRYPTOASSETS STATUS

The UK jurisdiction taskforce has started a consultation on the status of cryptoassets, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts under English law

05 Jan 2019

DIVERSITY DATA

All regulated law firms have until 2 July to collect, report and publish data about the diversity make up of their workforce. The SRA encourages firms to u

05 Jan 2019

EXPERT KISSED

Professor Stephen Harris was banned from giving evidence at a trial of Mick Wills, a huntsman accused of illegally hunting a fox, when he was alleged to ha

05 Jan 2019

FABRICATED LETTER

Solicitor Mark Henry David Payne, admitted in 1987, was charged with numerous breaches of the Solicitors Code of Conduct in relation to financial transacti

05 Jan 2019

IMPROPER TRANSFERS

Michael David Collier a sole practitioner was struck off the roll of solicitors after he was found guilty of improperly transferring money from client acco

05 Jan 2019

JUDGE HARASSED

Two litigants in person, Gary Hilson and Tracy McCarthy pursued a course of conduct amounting to harassment of Her Honour Judge Atkinson and were sentenced

05 Jan 2019

JUDICIAL SHAMPOO

93 senior judges made 2,467 approved claims for expenses last year after payments had been made for crockery and a taxi journey to transport ceremonial rob

05 Jan 2019

MONEY LAUNDERING WOES

Firms are not doing enough to prevent money laundering and some are falling seriously short of basic requirements, the SRA has reported. In a review of 59

05 Jan 2019

PROBATE DELAYS

New software designed to speed up grants of probate has dramatically slowed down the process, it is claimed, with grants taking up to 12 weeks when previou

05 Jan 2019

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