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  • Law firm “can recoup outlay” from apprentice who quit early 22nd April 2019
    A law firm is entitled to recoup the money it spent training an apprentice who broke an agreement to stay at the firm for a year after completing his course, an employment tribunal has ruled. The post Law firm “can recoup outlay” from apprentice who quit early appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Solicitor convicted over cannabis farm suspended from practice 22nd April 2019
    A solicitor has been suspended from practice after being convicted of allowing a small cannabis farm to grow in her house. A tribunal said maintaining the profession's reputation required it. The post Solicitor convicted over cannabis farm suspended from practice appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Paralegal jailed for swindling money from clients’ estates 22nd April 2019
    A paralegal who stole £70,000 from people’s estates to splash out on designer clothes and handbags has been jailed for more than three years. She posed as beneficiaries of two wills. The post Paralegal jailed for swindling money from clients’ estates appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Legal Futures
  • Firms “putting profit ahead of lawyers’ mental health” 22nd April 2019
    The cultures of some law firms and other legal workplaces mean that well-being is “often not a concern” while they chase increased profits, researchers have found. The post Firms “putting profit ahead of lawyers’ mental health” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • High Court criticises SDT’s “lack of clarity” as it overturns strike-off 17th April 2019
    A High Court judge has criticised the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for “lack of clarity of thought” as it replaced a strike-off with a two-year suspension. The post High Court criticises SDT’s “lack of clarity” as it overturns strike-off appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Academics and Law Society clash over in-house accountabillity 17th April 2019
    Leading academics at University College London have clashed with the Law Society over a proposal to exclude heads of legal from the FCA's new framework for individual accountability. The post Academics and Law Society clash over in-house accountabillity appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Barristers told: Don’t be so negative with colleagues 17th April 2019
    Barristers have been urged to be less negative in their dealings with colleagues as they may be damaging the profession’s wellbeing – particular of junior counsel. The post Barristers told: Don’t be so negative with colleagues appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Tribunal halves CMC’s £200k fine for calling people it shouldn’t 17th April 2019
    The First-tier Tribunal has halved at £198,000 fine imposed on a claims management company for calling people registered with the Telephone Preference Service. The post Tribunal halves CMC’s £200k fine for calling people it shouldn’t appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Solicitor fails in libel claim over treatment of clients 16th April 2019
    A solicitor has failed in a libel action against the consultant of another law firm over comments made about her and her practice on Facebook. The post Solicitor fails in libel claim over treatment of clients appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Consumer panel attacks SRA over freelance solicitors ‘u-turn’ 16th April 2019
    The chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel has strongly attacked the Solicitors Regulation Authority for changing its insurance requirements for freelance solicitors without giving a reason. The post Consumer panel attacks SRA over freelance solicitors ‘u-turn’ appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne

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