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Welcome to our January 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: another rise in so-called ‘conveyancing fraud’ spotted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA); news that solicitors acting as ‘tax evasion enablers’ could face tough new sanctions; and, finally, the story of one solicitor who was hit with £6,500 in fines and costs for breaching the terms of his consultancy agreement.

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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.

SRA report suggests rise in conveyancing fraud

An increasing number of cybercriminals are targeting the conveyancing sector, according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).


Tough new sanctions for “tax-evading” solicitors

New sanctions introduced at the beginning of January will see solicitors incur fines for ‘enabling’ offshore tax evasion.


Solicitor hit with £6,500 in fines and costs for breach of consultancy agreement

A solicitor has been hit with fines and costs equating to £6,500, after the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) found that the unnamed man had breached the terms of his consultancy agreement.


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