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  • Lewis case: “Wishing death on neo-Nazis” went too far 17th December 2018
    High-profile media solicitor Mark Lewis was subject to “extreme provocation” on Twitter, but the tweets he sent in response did not live up to the profession’s standards, the SDT has ruled. The post Lewis case: “Wishing death on neo-Nazis” went too far appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Solicitor “led judge to believe” she was a barrister 17th December 2018
    An experienced solicitor-advocate has been struck off for misleading a judge that she was a barrister and then misleading the solicitors on the other side who questioned her behaviour. The post Solicitor “led judge to believe” she was a barrister appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • QC appointment reforms aim to help women apply 17th December 2018
    Changes to the QC appointment regime aimed to help women apply for silk are to be introduced for the 2019 round, the body in charge of the scheme has announced. The post QC appointment reforms aim to help women apply appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Start-up aims to help NFP sector identify legal nature of problems 17th December 2018
    An AI-backed product that uses natural language processing to help not-for-profit agencies identify precisely the legal nature of a problem is set to launch next year. The post Start-up aims to help NFP sector identify legal nature of problems appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • Solicitor fails in bid to set aside £700k HMRC statutory demand 14th December 2018
    A solicitor has failed in his effort to set aside a £717,000 statutory demand arising from a guarantee he gave over money his firm owed HM Revenue & Customs. The post Solicitor fails in bid to set aside £700k HMRC statutory demand appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Solicitor struck off after trying to influence medical expert 14th December 2018
    A personal injury solicitor who “improperly attempted” to influence a doctor by turning up to a medical examination of his client in the role of translator has been struck off. The post Solicitor struck off after trying to influence medical expert appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Partner leaves law firm to lead own software company 14th December 2018
    A partner who set up both a commercial law firm and a HR software company has sold his stake in the legal practice to take charge of the software business. The post Partner leaves law firm to lead own software company appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • SRA slices £6m off budget while missing performance targets 14th December 2018
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s budget is to fall 7% – or £6m – in the next year, against the background of failing to meet two of its three performance targets. The post SRA slices £6m off budget while missing performance targets appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • SRA reveals cost of Leigh Day case and ministers’ intense interest 13th December 2018
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed today that its investigation into Leigh Day cost £3.1m and also published correspondence that showed the close interest ministers took in the case. The post SRA reveals cost of Leigh Day case and ministers’ intense interest appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Solicitor who owed barristers £146,000 in fees is struck off 13th December 2018
    A solicitor who admitted that he owed barristers over £146,000 in fees, and even took money from the estate of his dead mother, has been struck off. The post Solicitor who owed barristers £146,000 in fees is struck off appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne

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