- Tuesday, 24 October 2017
A personal injury lawyer who persuaded other employees to fake client signatures and lied about it in court has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Lesley Dee Layton also “directed the creation” of a claim form containing an accident date “which she knew to be untrue”.
Tags: Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in General, News
- Friday, 15 February 2013
The Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and other regulators must consider whether action is needed to ensure that damages-based agreements are not mis-sold to consumers, the Legal Services Board has warned.
Tags: bar standards board, damages-based agreements, Legal Services Board, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in DBAs, News
- Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Just Costs has become the first specialist costs practice to become an alternative business structure (ABS) after being awarded its licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The solicitors’ firm has nearly 100 staff based at offices in Manchester, London and Chesterfield.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in News
- Monday, 20 August 2012
A personal injury solicitor who set up an unregulated offshore insurance company to provide after-the-event policies for clients has removed himself from the roll after making an unusual deal with the Solicitors Regulation Authority that means it is the equivalent of being struck off.
Tags: ATE insurance, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in ATE/CFA, News
- Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Work is needed to determine whether solicitors who offer contingency fees could find themselves on the hook for a successful defendant’s costs, Lord Justice Jackson said last week. He said a working party might be needed to resolve outstanding issues.
Tags: contingency fees, Jackson report, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Uncategorized
- Saturday, 30 July 2011
The third-party litigation funding market received another boost yesterday after a funder raised a new tranche of money to put into cases. However, the SRA has told Legal Futures that solicitors are not under a requirement to choose funders that comply with the new voluntary code of conduct.
Tags: Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Uncategorized