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  • Law firm wrong to cling onto client’s sale proceeds 20th January 2020
    A law firm should not have refused to hand over £330,000 from the sale of a house in South London for nearly four years despite having “reasonable grounds for suspicion” over the seller’s identity. The post Law firm wrong to cling onto client’s sale proceeds appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Insurance woes ground freelance solicitor network 20th January 2020
    A network for freelance solicitors that is “ready to launch immediately” cannot get off the ground because it cannot secure professional indemnity insurance, it has emerged. The post Insurance woes ground freelance solicitor network appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Wellbeing and cost of practice worrying barristers 20th January 2020
    Experienced barristers are largely confident for their own futures but face challenges around wellbeing, the rising cost of doing business and the late payment of fees, a major survey has found. The post Wellbeing and cost of practice worrying barristers appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Trainee solicitor jailed after rape convictions 20th January 2020
    A trainee solicitor who admitted multiple offences, including rape, committed in quick succession against two women in July 2019 was jailed last week for 14 years. The post Trainee solicitor jailed after rape convictions appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • MoJ: Still no whiplash rules but April remains the plan 17th January 2020
    The Ministry of Justice continues to insist that the whiplash reforms will come into force in April, even though the rules which will enable lawyers and compensators to prepare have still not been published. The post MoJ: Still no whiplash rules but April remains the plan appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Firm’s web-surfing employee loses dismissal challenge 17th January 2020
    A long-serving staff member at a national law firm who rowed with a colleague and had an “unacceptable” level of personal internet use has lost an unfair dismissal challenge. The post Firm’s web-surfing employee loses dismissal challenge appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Partner failed to warn off-plan investors about risks 17th January 2020
    A partner who admitted acting recklessly in failing to warn investor clients about the risks involved in off-plan property development schemes has been fined £17,500 by a disciplinary tribunal. The post Partner failed to warn off-plan investors about risks appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Law Society attacks “massively uncertain” Mayson reforms 17th January 2020
    Reforms to the regulation of legal services proposed by an independent review would lead to a “massively uncertain and costly system”, the president of the Law Society has said. The post Law Society attacks “massively uncertain” Mayson reforms appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Knights enters Yorkshire as firms line up to be bought 16th January 2020
    Fast-growing listed law firm Knights is moving into Yorkshire this month as its chief executive says he is receiving an increasing number of approaching from potential acquisitions. The post Knights enters Yorkshire as firms line up to be bought appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • ‘Emotional competency for lawyers’ course launched 16th January 2020
    Legal mental health and wellbeing charity LawCare has teamed up with the Open University to launch an online resource on emotional competency and professional resilience. The post ‘Emotional competency for lawyers’ course launched appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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