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The Return of the Omni Ombudsman

Our regular readers will recall that we recently blogged about the Legal Ombudsman’s interest in providing redress for clients of non-legal professionals. This is not the only area where LeO's domain may expand. The Legal Services Consumer Panel reported last year that non-client third parties should have a right of redress from LeO. The Panel has since looked into the  2,184 comp... [More]

Quinn, Lemma and now Balva

  1,300 solicitors firms are facing the prospect of having to find alternative insurance following the decision by the Latvian Financial and Capital Markets Commission to withdraw the operating licences for insurer Balva. According the press release on the FCMC's website, Balva must now launch a winding-up process by appointing a liquidator but all its insurance policies are still e... [More]

Fraud, forgery and conspiracy: Inferring Dishonesty

“The Bank was just able to put salt upon his tail - and only just.” So says a prison warder in Dickens’ David Copperfield of how Uriah Heep came to be convicted and sentenced to transportation for life for “fraud, forgery and conspiracy” in a “deep plot for a large sum” against the Bank of England. The Uriah Heeps of our times have practised mortgage f... [More]

Judge: Jury and Whistleblower

What should the court’s role be in protecting the public from negligent lawyers? Twitter has got hold of a decision concerning negligent submissons made by a barrister and a solicitor advocate in two immigration cases.   The President of the Queen’s Bench Division did not hold back: “arguments that were nonsensical were put forward to the court by lawyers who did not ... [More]