Survey: Law firms benefit from efforts to help disabled
Solicitors’ firms that adjust the way they present information to disabled people - and make explicit how they can accommodate their needs - will see the business benefits, a major study has found.
Solicitor struck off for property sting on client
A sole practitioner has been struck off for a sting in which a client’s money was used by the solicitor’s business partner to buy a property for a much lower price which was then sold to the client at a profit.
SRA on hunt for ‘strategy and innovation’ director
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to appoint a new executive director for strategy and innovation, filling a hole for a policy specialist in the regulator's senior management team.
Solicitor cleared of trying to mislead Ofsted and tribunal
A solicitor accused of sending a witness statement that was likely to mislead Ofsted and the First-tier Tribunal has been cleared of any wrongdoing. He was found to have acted in good faith.
Freshfields partner fined over night with drunk junior lawyer
A partner at City giant Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer should not have had sex with a drunken junior lawyer after a night out, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal ruled yesterday as it fined him £35,000.
Solicitor jailed for siphoning client money struck off
A solicitor has been struck off after being sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulently siphoning off more than £13,000 from his firm and initially trying to obstruct an investigation of the crime.
“Regal” solicitor underestimated wife’s accounts work
A solicitor who said his role was as his firm's “figurehead”, like the Queen - and underestimated his wife’s work in running its accounts - has been struck off over improper withdrawals from client accounts.
Barrister convicted of assault suspended for 28 days
A barrister convicted of assault has been suspended for 28 days, just months after he was fined for possessing a Class A drug. His is one of several recent disciplinary cases involving barristers.