SDT: Maryam Eslamdoust, Wale Oworu and Saiqa Sarwar
- Application 10737-2011
- Hearing 23-25 November 2011
- Reasons 9 January 2012
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal made no order on the allegation that it was undesirable for the respondents to be involved in a legal practice in one or more ways mentioned in section 43(1)(A) of the Solicitors Act 1974 as amended by the Legal Services Act 2007, in that they had failed to act with integrity by inappropriately charging taxi fares and meals to client files, while they were employed as paralegals by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
The SDT was not satisfied that any of the respondents had failed to act with integrity and was certainly not satisfied that any of them had acted dishonestly. The allegation was accordingly not proved. The SDT ordered that the Solicitors Regulation Authority should pay the first respondent’s costs of £10,200.