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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

LawCare covid-19 calls are 'tip of the iceberg' of emotional problems

Recent calls for help and emotional support to LawCare have revealed some law firms have asked employees to continue to work when furloughed

18 May 2020

Crisis exaggerating gender inequalities, survey suggests

The mental health of two thirds of women in law have suffered as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a survey has revealed

15 May 2020

SRA updates PII advice

The SRA has updated its advice to firms regarding professional indemnity insurance (PII) after some firms have struggled to secure policies

14 May 2020

House moves can resume if social distancing is observed

Conveyancing can resume from today but new guidance must be followed, the government has announced
 

13 May 2020

Advice on UK’s diverging lockdown strategies

The Law Society has urged solicitors to exercise caution and vigilance amid differing advice from devolved governments on how to approach lockdown

12 May 2020