News | BREAKING | Online probate beta testing to be extended to solicitors this autumn

Concerns over potential for abuse by ‘unscrupulous applicants’ 20 September 2017 Solicitors will be invited to join the courts service’s private beta testing stage for online probate from this autumn, Solicitors Journal can reveal. The online probate application form entered into private beta testing on 15 June for personal applicants in simple cases. “The project is still on target to launch into public beta for … Continue reading News | BREAKING | Online probate beta testing to be extended to solicitors this autumn

News | Retired insolvency practitioner accepts rebuke for latter day failings

Clear regulatory history and undertaking never to work as an insolvency practitioner again was a proportionate way of resolving the issue, says SRA 6 September 2017 A retired insolvency practitioner has been rebuked for regulatory breaches that occurred in the last few years of a stain-free 30-year career. Martyn Evans’ licence to act as an insolvency practitioner automatically lapsed in October 2015 when the Solicitors … Continue reading News | Retired insolvency practitioner accepts rebuke for latter day failings

News | Solicitor who backdated letter in ‘sheer panic’ spared strike-off

Medical evidence in ‘unique and wholly exceptional case’ found to be ‘both compelling and persuasive’ 5 September 2017 A solicitor who backdated a letter to cover for her failure to serve a claim form on time was exceptionally spared strike-off on medical grounds. “The respondent’s misconduct had been extremely grave and had it not been for the strong medical evidence, the outcome would have been … Continue reading News | Solicitor who backdated letter in ‘sheer panic’ spared strike-off