Solicitor’s “atrocious” conduct over child contact case condemned – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has struck off a solicitor whose conduct in a sensitive child contact case it described as “atrocious”.’

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Legal Futures, 16th May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Licensed conveyancers set for practising fees cut – Legal Futures

Posted May 14th, 2019 in consultations, conveyancing, fees, licensing, news, probate by sally

‘The body that regulates licensed conveyancers is looking at steep reductions in the cost of practising, arguing that “good regulation does not have to come with an onerous price tag”.’

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Legal Futures, 14th May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Three convicted for providing unregulated legal advice – Legal Futures

‘Owners of a business that falsely claimed it could supervise immigration law firms and made millions of pounds as a result, along with a director of one of those franchises, have been convicted at the Old Bailey.’

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Legal Futures, 26th April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Ticket resellers win tribunal case over action taken by trading standards team – Local Government Lawyer

‘Four ticket resellers have won a case in the First-Tier Tribunal, which ruled that North Yorkshire County Council took action out of time.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th April 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Solicitor convicted over cannabis farm suspended from practice – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor has been suspended from practice after being convicted of allowing a small cannabis farm to grow in her house.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Chelsea launch legal campaign to crack down on ticket touts at Stamford Bridge – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2019 in injunctions, licensing, news, sport by tracey

‘Chelsea have launched a groundbreaking legal campaign to stamp out ticket touting, the Guardian can reveal, in a move expected to herald a wider crackdown by Premier League football clubs.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

High Court rejects bomb hoax barrister’s appeal – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a barrister who was disbarred last year after being jailed for telling the government that the Olympic Games in London was at risk from terrorists with a nuclear bomb.’

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Legal Futures, 10th April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Doctor convicted of manslaughter over six-year-old’s sepsis death is cleared to practise again – Daily Telegraph

‘The parents whose six-year-old son died when “clear” signs of sepsis were missed have heavily criticised the medical establishment after the doctor responsible was cleared to practise again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2019

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Councils face a losing battle as they crack down on rogue landlords – The Guardian

‘Despite dawn raids and legal action, the number of unlicensed rentals in houses of multiple occupation continues to grow.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

New edition of BSB Handbook introduces new Bar qualification rules – Bar Standards Board

Posted April 2nd, 2019 in barristers, codes of practice, legal education, licensing, press releases by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published a new edition of its Handbook which sees new Bar qualification rules come into force.’

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Bar Standards Board, 1st April 2019

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Solicitor “told client” to pay fees into personal bank account – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who told a client to pay his firm’s fees into his personal bank account has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 15th March 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Black cab drivers lose High Court challenge against Uber’s London licence – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2019 in bias, conflict of interest, judges, licensing, London, news, taxis by tracey

‘Black cab drivers have lost a High Court challenge against Uber’s London operating licence, after senior judges rejected their claims of bias.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2019

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Former taxi driver fined for failing to disclose prior convictions and revocation of licence – Local Government Lawyer

‘A former taxi driver has pleaded guilty to four offences of knowingly or recklessly making a false statement or omitting material in an application to a council’s licensing team.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th February 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Negligence in Residential Leasehold Conveyancing – Dealing with Protected Residential Tenancies – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 19th, 2019 in conveyancing, housing, landlord & tenant, leases, licensing, negligence, news, solicitors by sally

‘This article will look at just one of the (numerous) issues of which transactional solicitors need to be aware when dealing with residential conveyancing: protected residential tenancies. The following samples the chapter on Residential Leasehold Conveyancing in the Law Society’s latest publication: Risk & Negligence in Property Transactions edited by John de Waal QC.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 15th February 2019

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Solicitor “tried to get assault complainant to withdraw statement” – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who tried to get someone he employed to persuade the alleged victim of a sexual assault to withdraw her statement has been struck off by a tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 15th February 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Chief magistrate’s alleged bias toward Uber raised in court – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2019 in bias, conflict of interest, judges, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘The alleged bias of the chief magistrate, Emma Arbuthnot, in permitting Uber to operate in London has been raised in a courtroom challenge.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2019

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Age verification rules for online gambling toughened – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 13th, 2019 in children, gambling, identification, internet, licensing, news, regulations by sally

‘Online gambling providers will be required to verify the identity of customers before allowing them to deposit funds into accounts or to gamble under new rules set to take effect in Britain in May.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th February 2019

Source: www.out-law.com

‘Dr Evil’: Wolverhampton modification artist admits GBH – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2019 in consent, cosmetic surgery, grievous bodily harm, licensing, news, wounding by sally

‘A body modification artist has admitted three counts of grievous bodily harm, by carrying out tongue splitting and ear and nipple removal procedures.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced checks – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis, vetting by tracey

‘Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks under government proposals.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Taxi driver who refused guide dog loses licence – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2019 in disability discrimination, disabled persons, dogs, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘A taxi driver who refused to pick up a blind couple and their guide dog has lost his licence.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk