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20.01.21

Lawless lawyers: Is dishonesty really worse than a sex offence?

Recent decisions from the professional bodies governing both solicitors and barristers have seen a uncomfortable trend: some of those committing sex offences are allowed on carry on practising as lawyers, whilst almost anyone guilty of dishonesty continues to be struck off with little hope of return. Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) For any solicitor found to…

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21.12.20

I have been served with a Production Order. What should I do?

A Production Order requires a person to provide material in their possession to an appropriate officer or to allow access to the material.  Production Orders can be obtained by the Police, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the National Crime Agency (NCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and other authorities deemed to be ‘appropriate officers’….

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27.11.20

Divisional Court overturns SDT findings against Ryan Beckwith and warns against the regulation of private lives

Ryan Beckwith emerged victorious from the Divisional Court today having had the limited findings against him made by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) last year reversed. In a landmark joint judgment of the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Lady Justice Sharp DBE, and the Judge in Charge of the Administrative Court (Beckwith v Solicitors…

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23.11.20

Brett Wilson LLP’s offices open for face-to-face consultations

Brett Wilson LLP’s London offices have reopened for face-to-face consultations.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype, Teams or telephone consultation continue to have this option. The safety of clients and staff is of paramount importance.  The firm has a rigorous Covid-19 protocol, approved by the British Safety Council.  All staff and visitors are…

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22.10.20

Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2021 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s Defamation/Reputation Management and Criminal Defence teams have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. Partners Iain Wilson (noted for being an ‘astute and bold lawyer who is not afraid to take on any sort of challenge in media and civil litigation. He has an impressive creative and courageous edge…

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1.10.20

Brett Wilson LLP’s departments and lawyers recognised by Legal 500

Brett Wilson LLP has been recommended in three categories in the prestigious Legal 500 directory of leading law firms:- Reputation Management Professional Discipline Crime (General) Media and communications law partners Iain Wilson (noted for his ‘sharp intellect and an absolute commitment to the client’s cause’) and Max Campbell (‘a rising star… with a deep knowledge…

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26.09.20

SRA investigations: Section 44B Notices

Section 44B of the Solicitors Act 1974 gives a power to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to issue a Notice to a solicitor to prove information or documents. The power can be exercised only where it is: Necessary; For the purpose of an investigation; Into whether there has been professional misconduct or any failure to…

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23.07.20

How legal crowdfunding can help you bring/defend a case

We are all familiar with the concept of crowdfunding, whether in the context of supporting a new business venture or contributing to a worthy cause.  Crowdfunding is now becoming an established method of funding a legal case – whether it is the pursuit of a claim or the defence of criminal proceedings. In the legal…

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22.07.20

Brett Wilson LLP new offices to open on 4 August for face to face consultations

After four months of the firm operating remotely, Brett Wilson LLP’s new offices at 35-37 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4BJ will open on 4 August. Clients who wish to arrange a socially-distanced ‘face to face’ consultations will be able to book one from this date onwards.  Clients who would prefer to have a Skype…

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8.04.20

Brett Wilson LLP listed as a top 20 London specialist firm in Legal 500 survey on client service

Brett Wilson LLP has been identified by the Legal 500/Legalese as having one of the highest levels of client service amongst London specialist firms. The survey of the UK’s legal profession, saw 60,000 clients interviewed.  The results of the survey showed that clients felt specialist boutique firms tended to provide a better quality of service…

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