JLD welcomes SDT mental ill-health decision
JLD welcomes SDT mental ill-health decisionOctober 23, 2020JLD welcomes SDT decision in the case of Susan Helen Orton that her mental ill-health represented exceptional circumstances which warranted a suspension instead of a strike-off and hopes it continues to be as conscious of the significant impact of such issues in future determinations.Read More
Encouraging Transparency Report
Encouraging Transparency ReportOctober 17, 2020SRA publishes report showing that transparency of fee information and the availability of more online information about solicitors and law firms is already making a difference as people start use it to help with decisions about accessing legal servicesRead More
LawCare launches ‘Life in the Law’ study
LawCare launches ‘Life in the Law’ studyOctober 12, 2020To help it better to understand the day to day realities of life in the law LawCare, the legal mental health charity, has announced a new research initiative that will form the basis of an academic paper to be published in 2021.Read More
Legal Services Board research highlights key public priorities
Legal Services Board research highlights key public prioritiesSeptember 27, 2020New research commissioned by the Legal Services Board highlights key priorities the public say should be addressed to widen access to legal services and maintain high standards.Read More
CMA Launches Review
CMA Launches ReviewSeptember 10, 2020CMA carrying out an assessment of the implementation and impact of the recommendations of its 2016 market study into the legal services sector in England and Wales and is now calling for inputs and responses from interested parties.Read More
IUA Warning to Solicitors
IUA Warning to SolicitorsSeptember 5, 2020International Underwriting Association of London issues warning to solicitors, in the form of an open letter, that professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover for them could become unsustainable if underwriters are not allowed to cancel policies where the premium is not paid.Read More
SRA Publishes Cybercrime Thematic Review
SRA Publishes Cybercrime Thematic ReviewSeptember 4, 2020The new Cybercrime Thematic Review from the Solicitors Regulation Authority has highlighted the need for law firms to remain extra vigilant over the threat posed by cybercriminals - especially when working remotely.Read More
SRA Investment Schemes Warning
SRA Investment Schemes WarningAugust 17, 2020SRA issue new warning notice to law firms as to the need to be vigilant when advising on investment schemes and publish their findings in a new investment scheme report.  Read More
SRA Guidance on Firm Closures
SRA Guidance on Firm ClosuresAugust 7, 2020SRA publishes guidance on firm closures giving details of its  approach and providing details of the support it can provide to firms experiencing financial or other difficulties that threaten their ability to continue trading.Read More
OLC Annual Report
OLC Annual ReportAugust 1, 2020The Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019/20 revealing, inter alia, that the time it took for investigations by the LeO to begin was too long.Read More