Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and interventions

Decisions filed recently with the Law Society, which may be subject to appeal.

SDT: Selcuk Karatas

6 July 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Richard Arnold Wilkes

6 July 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: ​Glyn Alan Willmott

6 July 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: ​Ross Onotasa Monioro

6 July 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £11,000.

SDT: Ian Robert Gannicott

6 July 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £5,000.

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Senior partner Barnett denies wrongdoing at SDT

1 July 2015By

Disciplinary tribunal hearing opens into alleged 'profound conflict of interest'.

SDT: Syed Tanweer Akhtar and Benny Thomas

29 June 2015

The SDT ordered that the first respondent should be reprimanded and that the second respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Christakis Pittordou

29 June 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent - who agreed that he would apply for the removal of his name from the roll - should pay a fine of £5,000.

SRA interventions

22 June 2015

The latest interventions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

SDT: Gerard Christopher Mann and Katherine Jane Bradford

15 June 2015

The SDT ordered that respondents should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Adrian Patrick Shaun Dann

15 June 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Andrew Donald Varley

15 June 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Jude Darrel Godson

8 June 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Avtar Deu and Sheihla Agha

8 June 2015

The SDT ordered that first respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for two years to commence on 29 September 2014 and the second respondent should be prohibited from having her name restored to the roll of solicitors except by order of the SDT.

SDT: Rodney William Noon

18 May 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for three months to commence on 7 April 2015.

SDT: Malcolm Ronald Hannaford

18 May 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Mark Stanley Agombar

18 May 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £15,000.

SDT: Nigel Guy de Laval Harvie

18 May 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £305,000 within 12 months of the date of the judgment.

Mr Justice Mostyn

Court halves SDT suspension of ‘passively complicit’ partner

5 May 2015By

Karibo Lawson’s suspension cut by a year after SDT punishment found to be ‘extremely severe’.

SDT: Basharat Ali Ditta

27 April 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Mohammed Imran

27 April 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for two years to commence on 28 January 2015.

SDT: Melanie Claire Cosgrove and Carol Ann Swankie

27 April 2015

The SDT noted that it would appear both respondents were receiving the same sanction and wished to make it clear that the first respondent’s misconduct was greater than that of the second respondent.

SDT: Nasir Ilyas

27 April 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SRA interventions

27 April 2015

The latest interventions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Family lawyer struck off for misleading client

16 April 2015By

Duncan Ranton also misled opposing litigant and firm he was working for during investigation.

Andrew Edis QC

High Court: lack of funds no reason to halt SDT hearings

31 March 2015By

‘Indigent solicitors’ should not be immune from prosecution, judge rules.

Swansea Crown Court

Solicitor jailed for £60,000 fraud

30 March 2015By

Court told Simon Griffiths had been a trusted professional until his ‘spectacular’ fall from grace.

SDT: Frances Louise Brough

30 March 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Kesakapillai Raveenderan

30 March 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Matthew Albert Timmis

30 March 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £10,000.

SDT: Nnadozie Okpokiri

30 March 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for 12 months to commence on 8 December 2014.

SRA

SRA interventions

30 March 2015

The latest interventions made by the regulator.

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‘Appalling’ solicitor handed record £305k SDT fine

25 March 2015By

Oxford practitioner paid client’s care and living costs in return for her £800k house.

SDT: Guy Richard Charles Bailey

16 March 2015

The tribunal ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for an indefinite period to commence on 7 January 2015.

SDT: Jonathan Charles Lewis

16 March 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Stuart Keith Holman

9 March 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for an indefinite period to commence on 14 January 2015.

SDT: Nazakat Ali

9 March 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SRA interventions

9 March 2015

The latest interventions made by the regulator.

SDT: Ajayi Omotayo Seun

23 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: James Andrew Evans

23 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for one year to commence on 20 November 2014.

SDT: Rajesh Shah

23 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll. 

SDT: Peter Ellis Taylor

23 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Michael John Baker

23 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for one year to commence on 8 April 2015.

SDT: Michael Anthony Webster

23 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Hector Diaz Suner

16 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the Register of European Lawyers.

SRA interventions

16 February 2015

The latest interventions made by the regulator.

SDT: Peter Stafford Eales

2 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for two years.

SDT: Denise Elaine Gammack

2 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the applicant’s application for restoration to the roll should be refused.

SDT: David Alan Connick

2 February 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £40,000.

SDT: Martin Christopher Bryan

2 February 2015

 The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £2,000.

SDT: Ashley William Howard Barnes

19 January 2015

The SDT ordered the respondent to pay a fine of £1,000.

SDT: Lucia Shingirai Benyu and Ronnie Benyu

19 January 2015

 The SDT ordered that the first respondent (admitted 2002) should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Mark John Linfield

19 January 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for an indefinite period to commence on 21 October 2014.

SDT: ​Andersons Solicitors, Robert Alan Ainsworth, Christopher James Anderson, Peter Howard Coe, Margaret Ann Hunter and Paul Wade Richardson

19 January 2015

After a rehearing on quantum of penalty and costs following an order of the High Court, the SDT ordered that the second respondent should pay a fine of £5,000; that the third respondent should pay a fine of £15,000; that the fourth respondent should pay a fine of £5,000; that the fifth respondent should pay a fine of £5,000; and that the sixth respondent should pay a fine of £5,000.

SDT: ​Zia Lat

19 January 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SRA intervention

19 January 2015

The latest interventions made by the regulator.

SDT: Jean Harkin and Rachel Lloyd

12 January 2015

The SDT ordered that the first and second respondents (both admitted 1999) should each pay a fine of £5,000.

SDT: Yvonne Ruth Painter

12 January 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Richard Chan, Rajob Ali and Abode Solicitors Limited

12 January 2015

The SDT ordered that the first respondent and the second respondent should each pay a fine of £15,000.

SDT: Neil Lawrence Jacobsen

12 January 2015

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

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