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Office for the Supervision of Solicitors

Interventions

David Mark RichardsonOn 19 November 2001, the professional regulation adjudication panel of the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors intervened in the practice of the above-named solicitor, who practised at 1 Royal Exchange Avenue, London EC3V 3LT, under the firm name of London Law.K Wingfield of Penningtons, of 83 Cannon Street, London EC4N 8PE, tel: 0207 457 3000, DX 98946 Cheapside 2, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.

O'ConnorsOn 14 November 2001, the panel resolved to intervene in the above practice at 30 St John Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1QJ.Marian Vesey of Shacklocks of St Peter's House, Bridge Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1AL, tel: 01623 626141, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.

The firm has taken possession of all practice files, papers and monies.Alastair Gourlay Howard LapsleyOn 26 November 2001, the panel intervened in the practice of the above-named solicitor, who practised at 8 Horsefair, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, under the firm name of Farrant & Sinden.J Willetts of Hammond Suddards Edge of Rutland House, 148 Edmund Street, Birmingham, tel: 0121 222 3000, DX 708610 Birmingham 17, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.

John Stanley Wayman, formerly practising as John S WaymanOn 15 November 2001, the panel resolved to intervene in the practice of John Stanley Wayman, who practised at 125A High Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1AQ, under the firm name John S Wayman.Nigel Coates of Russell-Cooke of 2 Putney Hill, Putney, London SW15 6AB, tel: 0208 789 9111, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.

He took possession of all John S Wayman's practice papers on 21 November 2001.Allan MacPherson, formerly practising as MacPherson & Co On 27 November 2001, the panel resolved to intervene in the practice of Allan MacPherson, who practised at Bristol & West House, Alexandra Parade, Weston-Super-Mare BS23 1QS, under the firm name MacPherson & Co.Charles Metherell of Bevan Ashford of 35 Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4TT, tel: 0117 923 0111, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.

He took possession of all MacPherson & Co practice papers on 30 November 2001.Anthony Hugh Spencer ThomasOn 5 December 2001, the panel intervened in the practice of the above-named solicitor, who formerly practised at 408 Hawkins House, Dolphin Square, London SW1V 3NU, under the firm name of Spencer Thomas.R Frimston of Russell-Cooke of 2 Putney Hill, Putney, London, tel: 0208 789 9111, DX 59456 Putney, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.Fatima Thobani On 22 November 2001, the panel intervened in the practice of the above-named solicitor, who practised at Kingsgate Place, 204 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 4JH, under the firm name of Fatima Thobani & Co.

Thobani had previously been struck off the Roll of Solicitors.Stephen Silverman of Osmond Gaunt & Rose of 349 Regents Park Road, Finchley, London N3 1DH, tel: 020 8349 0321, DX 57254 Finchley 2, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.John Robert CargillOn 6 December 2001, the panel intervened in the practice of the above-named solicitor, who practised at Central House, Northernhay Street, Exeter EX4 3ER, under the firm name of Cargill Solicitors.Charles Metherell of Bevan Ashford of 35 Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4TT, tel: 0117 923 0111, DX 7828 Bristol 1, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.Arthur Cross, practising as Arthur Cross On 29 November 2001, the panel resolved to intervene in the practice of Arthur Cross, who practised at 5 Maiden Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2AZ, under the firm name Arthur Cross.Paul Kalaher of Bird Wilford & Sale of 20 Church Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1UD, tel: 01509 232611, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.

He took possession of all Arthur Cross' practice papers on 10 December 2001.Gerald HowellsOn 19 December 2001, the panel intervened in the practice of the above-named solicitor, who practised at 1-2 Friars Park, Lammas Street, Carmarthen, under the firm name of Gerald Howells & Co.Chris Mayers of Morgan Lewis Mayers of Waterloo House, Fitzalan Court, Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 OBA, DX 3311 Cardiff, tel: 029 2049 1118, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.Michael John Harvey On 17 December 2001, the panel intervened in the practice of the above-named solicitor, who practised at 74 George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 2BD, under the firm name of Harveys.David Newcombe of Foreman Laws of 25 Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1JW, tel: 01462 458711, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.Christopher George OsmondOn 21 December 2001, the panel intervened in the practice of the above-named solicitor, who practised at 45 Castle Street, Dover, Kent, under the firm name of Hatfields.

D Barton of Whitehead Monckton of 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, tel: 01622 698000, DX 4807 Maidstone, has been appointed to act as the Law Society's agent.

Mr Osmond closed his practice in January 1998, and accordingly the intervention is in respect of the dead files and residual wills and deeds.

Solicitors' clerksWith effect from the dates noted below, orders have been made on behalf of the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors that no solicitor should employ or remunerate the following persons in connection with practice as a solicitor, except in accordance with the written permission of the Law Society for such period and subject to such conditions as might be specified in the permission (section 43(2) of the Solicitors Act 1974):

David James Graceof 28 Haversham, Birch Green, Skelmersdale WM18 6QQ (application 8506-2000/DD), 23 October 2001 (order of an adjudicator acting under delegated powers).Susan Sereikaof 41 Raeburn Drive, Wibsey, Bradford (application 8913-2000/SD), 11 April 2001 (order of the Law Society's compliance & supervision committee; this decision was upheld by the review panel on 9 October 2001).Benjamin Onwukaof 54 Somerset Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 8QW (application 9310-2000/SD), 16 October 2001 (order of the adjudication panel).The above orders may be subject to review by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

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