DWF: Questions abound over Leaitherland’s shock departure

DWF’s longstanding managing partner Andrew Leaitherland has been ousted from the firm in a shock management reshuffle leaving the industry to wonder what went wrong

02 Jun 2020

Right to prosecute junior solicitor with mental health issues, says SRA

The SRA has rejected an attack on its handling of a junior solicitor who was struck off after leaving sensitive documents on a train

01 Jun 2020

Guide to post-lockdown conveyancing unveiled

New guidance for conveyancers has been launched by the Law Society today as the sector resumes its work

29 May 2020

Gina Miller campaigns for will reform during pandemic

Business owner and Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has added her voice to calls for the government to simplify the will-making process 

28 May 2020

Conveyancers call for greater flexibility in furlough scheme

The Conveyancing Association and other industry bodies have called on the chancellor to enable greater flexibility in furlough arrangements 

27 May 2020

SDT decision exposes unfairness

A solicitor who misled a law firm and a mediator was struck off after that firm reported him to the SRA, despite his firm deciding to deal with it internally

26 May 2020

CLC seeks approval for revised accounts code

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers has applied to the Legal Services Board to permit a revised accounts code

26 May 2020

Big boost for UK lawtech pioneers

A “transformative” lawtech programme incorporating a government-backed ‘sandbox’ for innovative research and development has been unveiled

22 May 2020

McMillan Williams acquired through pre-pack administration

McMillan Williams Solicitors has been brought out of administration by City of London based firm Taylor Rose

20 May 2020