Law Society intervenes in legal firm's client account

It suspects JLC Advisors solicitor of dishonesty; police report made

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Concerns that a lawyer at JLC Advisors may have been dishonest have prompted the Law Society to urge other law practices to send in details about any of their clients' money that JLC may be holding.

The Law Society yesterday confirmed to The Straits Times that it has intervened in the firm's client account, saying: "As a result of information received... the Council of the Law Society has reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of a solicitor in JLC Advisors LLP in connection with that solicitor's practice.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2019, with the headline Law Society intervenes in legal firm's client account. Subscribe