Legal News Brief

LAWTECH HINDERED

Increasing awareness of legal technology among law firms has not led to a commensurate adoption of lawtech among solicitors, a new report has revealed. The

02 Jan 2019

LEGAL AID REVIEW

A review by the Ministry of Justice of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 has acknowledged the savings achieved by reducing the

02 Jan 2019

PASS RATE

The pass rate for the Legal Practice Course varied from 100 per cent to 37 per cent in 2016/17, according to the SRA’s latest Authorisation and monitoring

02 Jan 2019

PERSONAL ACCOUNT

A solicitor who asked a client to pay a £900 bill into his personal account, and later failed to account for it to the firm, was found to have acted withou

02 Jan 2019

PRICE TRANSPARENCY

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has committed to carrying out “web sweeps” of around 500 law firms in the coming months in a bid to spot check complian

02 Jan 2019

RABBIT IN HEADLIGHTS

A criminal solicitor who failed to conduct an application before the Court of Appeal competently and described his appearance as “harrowing”, has been repr

02 Jan 2019

SECOND ADMINISTRATION

Manchester-based Just Costs Solicitors has gone into administration, according to reports, with rescue and recovery firm Leonard Curtis appointed as admini

02 Jan 2019

SHARES UP

Shares in Keystone Law, one of the first so-called ‘dispersed’ law firms, rose 15 per cent following a trading update on 21 January. The firm listed on AIM

02 Jan 2019

SRA HANDBOOK

The Law Society has called on the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) to clarify how it will cope with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new handbook enabling

02 Jan 2019

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