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North Yorkshire builders

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 by admin

The Court of Appeal has today found that the sentences handed to Monty David Croke and his son Monty Croke were unduly lenient and increased them by a total of 4 years after a reference by the Solicitor General.

Monty David Croke ran a business in North Yorkshire carrying out domestic building works and home repairs. His two sons, Monty and Billy, worked for him until Monty set up his own firm

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Solicitors are being given the chance

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 by admin

The Solicitors’ Tax Campaign is the latest voluntary, intelligence-led disclosure opportunity giving specific groups of taxpayers the chance to get their tax affairs in order on the best terms available.

Previous campaigns have included medical professionals, plumbers, tutors and coaches, electricians, online traders, landlords and health professionals. This approach has so far raised almost

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Consumers in England and Wales

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 by admin

Consumers in England and Wales will find solicitors more competitive, more efficient and easier to access as new High Street providers are announced today.

Today three firms have been given approval to operate as Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) including Co-operative Legal Services, Lawbridge Solicitors Ltd, a family run firm based in Kent and John Welch and Stammers, Oxfordshire.


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Milestone for UK legal services

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by admin

The reforms mean the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is being added to the licensing authorities for the new Alternative Business Structures (ABSs).

ABSs remove existing restrictions on legal firms allowing them to offer more competitive services to customers by joining up with other businesses, such as high street shops, banks and supermarkets, to offer legal services alongside other pro

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Government Legal Service

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by admin

Jonathan Jones, the Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Service (GLS), writes about diversity on the Civil Service leaders page on GOV.UK.

The blog focuses the diversity statistics across the most senior levels of the civil service. You can find figures for the whole GLS on our statistics page.

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