Risk & Compliance

Funny money: Don't be like Al Capone

With money laundering now a sophisticated affair, Susan Humble warns of the risks of complacency 

05 Mar 2021 | Conveyancing

Unregulated barrister and ex-solicitor disbarred for dishonest conduct

An unregistered barrister has been disbarred following dishonesty relating to conveyancing in 2004

03 Mar 2021 | Regulators

Operation change: Maintaining the standards expected

Adapting to the post-covid new world requires maintaining appropriate oversight and conformity with regulatory and ethical duties, says Tracey Calvert

Veering off default

Matthew Duncan considers the judge’s approach to assessing damages where solicitors had been negligent in creating a trust scheme

A climate for solicitor negligence?

Michael Young explains why he is unsuprised by an uptick in notification of negligence claims during covid-19

19 Feb 2021 | Career development

Integrity and public trust: Avoiding an unruly mess

Esther Drabkin-Reiter examines how the court in Beckwith tied the scope of regulation by the SRA and the tribunal to a proper interpretation of th

10 Feb 2021 | Regulators

£986,000 damages following firm’s professional negligence

An adult son who was disinherited by his mother has won almost £1m in damages for law firm negligence

05 Feb 2021 | Property

SRA prosecution: at what price?

Susanna Heley comments on the regulator’s resistance to dropping proceedings against solicitor Z, despite significant risk to his life

04 Feb 2021 | Regulators

Who bears the burden?

John Binns considers the potential impact of imposing an additional burden on firms with the proposed AML levy

04 Feb 2021 | Crime

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