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  • IP lawyers face multi-million pound claim over “secret commissions” 12th April 2021
    A representative action has been launched against IP law firm Marks & Clerk alleging that it “grossly overcharged” thousands of SMEs through a “secret commissions scheme” with CPA Global. The post IP lawyers face multi-million pound claim over “secret commissions” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Fine for solicitor who acted on both sides in “undue influence” house sale 12th April 2021
    A solicitor acted for both sides in a house sale at an undervalue between a 78-year-old woman and her 34-year-old boyfriend, which was set aside by the High Court on the grounds of undue influence. The post Fine for solicitor who acted on both sides in “undue influence” house sale appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Negligence claim against Irwin Mitchell thrown out after assignment 12th April 2021
    National law firm Irwin Mitchell has been granted summary judgment in a professional negligence claim because the retainer prevented its former client assigning his cause of action. The post Negligence claim against Irwin Mitchell thrown out after assignment appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Law firm and top entrepreneur ramp up Thirdfort backing 12th April 2021
    Digital onboarding platform Thirdfort has secured £1.5m in its latest fundraising, with further backing from Zoopla entrepreneur Alex Chesterman and London law firm Mishcon de Reya. The post Law firm and top entrepreneur ramp up Thirdfort backing appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Solicitors who misused £1m raised from loan notes struck off 11th April 2021
    Two solicitors who issued £1m in loan notes to prop up their firm have been struck off for misusing the money and leaving their investors nursing huge losses. The post Solicitors who misused £1m raised from loan notes struck off appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Irwin Mitchell tipped for £500m stock market listing – again 11th April 2021
    National consumer giant Irwin Mitchell is planning a stock market float valuing the law firm at £500m, according to press reports at the weekend. It could happen this year, said Sky News. The post Irwin Mitchell tipped for £500m stock market listing – again appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Ince launches client onboarding solution for estate agents 11th April 2021
    Listed law firm Ince has launched a product to help estate agents onboard clients in a way that meets the demands of anti-money laundering regulations. The post Ince launches client onboarding solution for estate agents appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Ban for accountant jailed over £400k theft from major City law firm 8th April 2021
    A management accountant jailed for stealing £400,000 from a major City law firm over six years has now been banned from working in the legal profession. The post Ban for accountant jailed over £400k theft from major City law firm appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Solicitor paid away £290k of sale proceeds after falling for email fraud 8th April 2021
    A veteran solicitor who was tricked by an email fraud to pay out £290,000 in proceeds from a conveyancing transaction to a third party has been fined £10,000. The post Solicitor paid away £290k of sale proceeds after falling for email fraud appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Covid hits revenue and profits at Co-op Legal Services 8th April 2021
    Revenue and profits at Co-operative Legal Services fell as a result of coronavirus but case volumes grew during last year, its annual results have shown. The post Covid hits revenue and profits at Co-op Legal Services appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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