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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).

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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.

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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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