Legal News Brief

MORE PARTNERS

The number of new partners in law firms has risen to 307 this year, a sharp increase from a mere 17 in the previous year, according to the latest figures c

03 Jan 2019

NEW HANDBOOK DATE

The new SRA handbook – real name: SRA Standards and Regulations – will come into effect on 25 November 2019, the SRA has announced. The new rules will be c

03 Jan 2019

REGULATORS RAPPED

OPBAS, the office for professional body AML supervision, has criticised smaller legal regulators for their approach to their anti-money laundering obligati

03 Jan 2019

REHAB ORDER

A paralegal who had made her way up to salaried partner at legal aid firm David Gray has been struck off after being convicted for fraud last August. Paula

03 Jan 2019

RIGOROUS CHECKS

The SRA has warned it will be carrying out “rigorous” compliance checks on law firms to ensure they meet anti-money laundering obligations. The regulator s

03 Jan 2019

TEACHING WIN

The legal advice centre at Nottingham Law School has recovered £3m in benefits and compensation since its inception five years ago. The centre was set up a

03 Jan 2019

TECHNICAL ERROR

The Legal Services Board will look again at how lawyers comply with the requirement to be up to date with technical knowledge. Chief executive Neil Buckley

03 Jan 2019

BAD VIBES

The Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal ruling that had found nowdefunct Barnsley firm Raleys liable for loss of chance damages to a former clie

02 Jan 2019

DEBT CLEARED

A solicitor who allowed a former client to pay off her debt has been fined £25,000 by the SDT and ordered to pay £9,000 in costs. Sabrina Maini was 12 year

02 Jan 2019

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