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The Solicitors Regulation Authority has moved to bar a paralegal found to have stolen around £294,000 from his firm.According to an SRA notice published this week, Paul Young stole the money during the four-and-a-half years he was employed to work in the Manchester office of Berrymans Lace Mawer. It was not explained how the misconduct happened or how it was detected.The SRA said Young, who left the firm in 2019 and whose current employment status is unknown, had acted dishonestly and should no longer be involved in a legal practice. He was made subject to a section 43 order preventing him from working for any law firm without SRA permission. He must also pay the SRA’s £600 costs.Following publication of the decision, a spokesperson for the firm said: ‘We can confirm that an individual employed by BLM was dismissed last year when it was established that their actions breached both their contract of employment and the SRA’s code of conduct.‘The individual is not a solicitor but their conduct was immediately reported to the SRA. The matter is now the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation. We therefore cannot provide any further comment at this time.’
Belgium will face England in the 2018 World Cup third-place play-off fixtures at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Saturday afternoon.They head into the game after losing 1-0 to France in the semi-final encounter played on Tuesday night.Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez has no new injuries worries in his squad ahead of the game.Martinez’s men had already faced England at this World Cup during the group stage, with the Red Devils beating the Three Lions 1-0.Forward, Adnan Januzaj, who scored the only goal of the game when the two sides met earlier in the tournament, could start the game.Defender, Thomas Meunier is back and available for selection after missing the semi-final match due to suspension.Meanwhile, England head into the game following a 2-1 defeat to Croatia in the semi-final encounter played on Wednesday.Apart from defender, Kieran Trippier, who is a doubt for today’s game, England coach, Gareth Southgate has no new injuries worries in his squad ahead of the game.England were forced to finish the Croatia game with 10 men as Trippier limped off in the closing stages of extra time with a groin injury.Southgate is likely to make a lot of changes in order to hand some of his players a taste of the World Cup.The likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Danny Welbeck will be hoping to feature in today’s game.Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy may start for the Three Lions and any of the goalkeepers, Jack Butland or Nick Pope will mount the goal post.Belgium’s potential starting XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Boyata; Meunier, Fellaini, Witsel, De Bruyne; Mertens, Batshuayi, CarrascoEngland’s potential starting X1: Butland; Jones, Cahill, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Delph, Rose; Loftus-Cheek, Lingard; VardyThe kick-off time for the match is 3 pm.