SRA report suggests rise in conveyancing fraud - 16 January 2017
An increasing number of cybercriminals are targeting the conveyancing sector, according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Proposed reforms likely to reduce cost of law qualifications - 18 October 2016
A proposed new exam, entitled the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), will reduce the average cost of a legal qualification by around £12,000, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said.
Conveyancers could be penalised by proposed SDLT reforms - 15 September 2016
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) reforms proposed by the Government could penalise conveyancers who fail to use HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) online filing service for SDLT return forms.
Calls for increased price transparency in legal sector - 15 August 2016
A consumer panel has criticised the unpredictable nature of UK solicitors’ fees, calling for increased price transparency across the legal services sector.
A UK University has launched a “market-changing” initiative for out-of-work law graduates – offering cash pay-outs to those who fail to secure a job in the profession following their studies.
Experts have argued that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are increasingly putting solicitors in impossible ‘Catch 22’ situations as part of their ongoing crackdown on tax evasion and money laundering.
A budding cybercrime dubbed ‘CEO fraud’ is posing an increasing threat to solicitors and law firms, according to BBC Radio 4.
One in ten legal advice agencies facing closure - 21 January 2016
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has revealed in a new report that as many as one in ten legal advice agencies are likely to close this year.