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SRA consults on immigration services

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has launched a public consultation on its rules governing where solicitors are allowed to work while offering immigration services.

12 Mar 2020

Law Society hits back at budget

The Law Society of England and Wales president Simon Davis has voiced his disappointment at yesterday’s budget, saying “austerity is not ending in the justice sector”.

12 Mar 2020

Small firms protected after insurer administration

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has stepped in after the collapse of Irish professional indemnity insurer CBL Insurance Europe DAC (CBL).

11 Mar 2020

Solicitor fined £1,600 over “offensive” email

A solicitor has been fined £1,600 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after forwarding a “highly derogatory and grossly offensive” email.

10 Mar 2020

COVID-19 emergency laws to trigger virtual courts

Emergency legislation which would facilitate the acceleration of virtual courts in some cases could be brought forward as the coronavirus situation worsens.

09 Mar 2020

Publication of 'Sheikh' rulings of international public interest

A final attempt by the ruler of Dubai to block the court’s publication of judgments relating to proceedings concerning two of his children has failed.

06 Mar 2020

Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins tie up

Blatch and Barlow Robbins have today (5 March) announced they will merge to form Moore Barlow as of 1 May.

05 Mar 2020

Sir James Munby praises Cafcass data sharing strategy

Former president of the family division Sir James Munby has praised a Cafcass initiative, releasing data to researchers, as an ‘astonishing breakthrough’ for public family law. 

05 Mar 2020

CMA warns of risk to leasehold buyers' solicitors' duties

Residential solicitors have been warned by the competition watchdog that they risk compromising their professional duty when acting for leasehold buyers.

02 Mar 2020