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Welcome to our April Legal Bulletin

Welcome to the Watson Buckle Legal Bulletin, bringing you up-to-date news and information on the financial matters facing law firms.

This edition looks at: news that solicitors are being urged to avoid Employment Tribunals due to fears that a large backlog of claims will result in cases taking much longer to close; concerns that law firms and conveyancers need to take a better approach when advising first-time buyers; and, finally, news of a solicitor who has been fined £15,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) over the misuse of a client bank account.

We hope you enjoy reading our Legal Bulletin and find it useful. We welcome your feedback and ideas for topics so please get in touch with Chris Padgett at chrisp@watsonbuckle.co.uk or call 01274 516705.

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Solicitors advised to avoid Employment Tribunals due to claims backlog

Solicitors and law firms are being advised to steer clear of Employment Tribunal litigation, after official data revealed that the number of Tribunal claims received by the Courts had skyrocketed – and that a large backlog was building up.


Law firms and conveyancers urged to take extra care when advising first-time buyers

Solicitors should provide clearer conveyancing information, particularly when advising first-time buyers, according to new research published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).


Solicitor handed hefty fine by SDT

A solicitor who was found to have used his law firm’s client account as a banking facility for several years has been fined £15,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).


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