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Students lose out due to lost exam papers »

On November 10th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By Chloe Smith »Two students say they have missed out on getting any marks in one of the exam papers they took this summer after the University of Law in Birmingham lost their papers. The students have been told by the university, which charges almost £12,000 for its LPC course, that either they will lose […]

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stop cold calling

Don’t Accept ‘Cold-Call’ Instructions, Warns SRA »

On October 26th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By John Hyde » The Solicitors Regulation Authority has urged anyone with suspicions that firms are getting work through cold calling to report them. The reminder followed a claim by Susan Brown, chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS), that some personal injury firms were ‘clearly’ receiving leads through unsolicited calls and texts. The […]

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‘Protect Privilege’ Plea »

On October 26th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

The Law Society and Bar Council have stepped up their joint campaign for legal professional privilege to receive statutory protection in the forthcoming Investigatory Powers Bill. In a position paper they argue that privilege is a vital principle of the administration of justice. Law Society president Jonathan Smithers said: ‘The government now has the opportunity […]

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welcome aboard

MT UK Announces a New Recruit! »

On October 14th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

We are delighted to announce the recruitment of Ms. Eeti Arora to join our ever growing team as a Public Relations Manager. We wish her all the best in her new role and look forward to work with her in pursuit the growth of MT UK Solicitors.

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writing

SRA Consults on Breaches of Trust »

On October 14th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By John Hyde » The Solicitors Regulation Authority has opened a four month consultation exercise, which involves asking the profession and clients which breaches of standards should be taken most seriously. A consultation paper, ‘A question of trust’, asks solicitors and clients to answer what breaches the regulator should clamp down on hardest and which […]

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fraud

SRA in Line of Fire After Fraud Case Thrown Out »

On October 14th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By John Hyde » The Solicitors Regulation Authority has been urged to review prosecution procedures after wrongly accusing a solicitor of forging signatures. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal threw out the case against Mohammed Ali Khan without hearing his defence and ordered the SRA to pay his costs of £5,000. The immigration case worker had been […]

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justice

MoJ Targets In-House Advocates »

On October 14th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By Chloe Smith » The Ministry of Justice has floated plans to restrict litigators from instructing advocates within the same firm. In a consultation on criminal advocacy, the MoJ said it was looking at proposals to prevent a conflict of interest when solicitors advise clients on the choice of advocate. It suggested that barring in-house […]

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hand on heart

New HMCTS Chief Pledges to Reinvest Court Sale Income »

On October 5th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By Michael Cross» Proceeds from the sale of underused court buildings will be invested in technology to move away from the ‘physical paradigm’, HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s new chief executive has pledged in her first public speech in the role. Natalie Ceeney, who joined HMCTS from HSBC bank in January, told a conference in […]

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solicitor

E-conveyancing Venture Names New Chief »

On October 5th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By Gazette reporter » The Law Society-backed joint venture developing the Veyo electronic conveyancing system has appointed a new chief executive with a brief to review and evaluate the product. Simon Drane, executive director of business development for the Law Society, takes over today at Legal Practice Technologies. Ian Gray, chairman, said: ‘We are committed […]

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discussion

SRA Clarifies Trainee Plan »

On October 5th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has hit back at claims that it has pre-empted formal consultation on how it will assess trainees under proposed new routes into the profession. Last week the Law Society said it was ‘deeply concerned’ that the SRA had expressed its preference for one of three proposed training routes before consulting. It […]

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