New solicitors’ protocol for property transactions

The 2019 edition of the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol is out, with details on best practice in residential conveyancing transactions of freehold and leasehold property. “The protocol is a tool which helps conveyancing solicitors to achieve most effectively the transfer of residential property. It aims to provide consistency across transactions and improve efficiency,” said Simon … Continue reading New solicitors’ protocol for property transactions

Vital ruling reasserts fundamental principle of client-lawyer confidentiality

The Court of Appeal ensures that clients seeking legal advice when they fear prosecution will have their confidentiality protected. So important a legal principle is the ‘legal professional privilege’ in a client’s communications with their lawyers that the Law Society of England and Wales intervened in the case – The Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural … Continue reading Vital ruling reasserts fundamental principle of client-lawyer confidentiality

Summary judgement on fraudulent invoices case: Sweden

The Court of Appeal in Stockholm, Sweden, handed down its judgement on 20 December 2017 following the trial against twenty persons charged with fraud in view of their involvement, from 2011 to 2014, in the sending out of fake invoices, which appeared to have been sent out by OHIM (now EUIPO). The invoices were addressed … Continue reading Summary judgement on fraudulent invoices case: Sweden