Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and interventions

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

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.

SDT: Marc Joseph Levy

12 January 2015

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

SDT: Maryellen Doyle

12 January 2015

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

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SRA interventions

12 January 2015

The latest interventions made by the regulator.

SRA Cube

SDT fine upgraded to suspension after SRA appeal

17 December 2014By

Solicitor had agreed to pay an expert knowing they were not fit, competent or adequately qualified.

SDT: Boma Ellis-Dokubo, Karibo Lawson

24 November 2014

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal ordered that the first respondent should be struck off the roll; and that the second respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for two years to commence on 3 September 2014.

SDT: Michael George Anderson

24 November 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for 18 months to commence on 30 September 2014. 

SDT: Louis Stanley Spragg

24 November 2014

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

SRA

SRA interventions

24 November 2014

The latest interventions made by the regulator.

Paul Philip

SRA figures show 18-month lag in serious probes

17 November 2014By

Figures released by the regulator show for the first time how long it takes to deal with complaints about solicitors.

SDT: Rukhsana Jabeen Kiani

17 November 2014

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

SRA

SRA interventions

17 November 2014

The latest interventions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

SDT: Kamran Malik

10 November 2014

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

SDT: Russell James Rollings

10 November 2014

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

SRA intervention

10 November 2014

Recent intervention made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

SDT: Simon James Murphy

3 November 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £2,500.

SDT: Christopher James Cook and Ian James Douglas

3 November 2014

The SDT ordered that the first respondent (admitted 1978) and the second respondent (admitted 1991) should each pay a fine of £7,500.

SRA

SRA intervention

3 November 2014

The latest intervention made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

SRA

Birmingham solicitor struck off after admitting dishonesty

30 October 2014By Gazette reporter

Zia Latif is second member of Alum Rock firm to be penalised. 

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SDT orders final strike-off in £13m Wolstenholmes fallout

27 October 2014By

Action brings to a close investigation into failed north-west firm.

Jonathan Gilbert

Struck-off solicitor jailed for 12 years

14 October 2014By

Jonathan Gilbert sentenced for his part in four-year £30m mortgage fraud.

SDT: Shirley Lewald

6 October 2014

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

SRA intervention

6 October 2014

The latest intervention published by the SRA.

​SDT: Ranbir Dhaliwal

6 October 2014

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

SDT: ​Alison Heylin and Clive Heylin

6 October 2014

The SDT ordered that the first respondent (admitted 1988) should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for three years to commence on 26 June 2014.

SDT: ​Andreas Erothodos Alexandrou

6 October 2014

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

SDT: ​Andrew Lawrence Greystoke

6 October 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for 18 months to commence on 7 July 2014.

St Albans Crown Court

Struck-off solicitor jailed for continuing to practise

24 September 2014By Gazette reporter

Anthony David Preston, of Northwood, Middlesex, sentenced to three months in prison for offences under the Solicitors Act 1974 and Legal Services Act 2007. 

SDT: Claire Louise O’Brien

15 September 2014

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

SDT: Sowole Olufemi Osifeso

15 September 2014

The SDT ordered, on the applicant’s application for review of a section 43 order made on 21 August 2007, that the order should be confirmed such that it remained in effect.

SRA intervention

15 September 2014

The latest intervention published by the SRA.

SRA interventions

8 September 2014

The latest interventions.

SDT: Philip Andrew Stewart Davies and Nicholas John Jones

1 September 2014

The SDT made a direction under section 47(2)(g) of the Solicitors Act 1974 prohibiting the restoration of the name of the first respondent (admitted 1975) to the roll, except by order of the SDT.

SDT: Howard Victor Stone

1 September 2014

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

SDT:​ Jeffrey Tesler

1 September 2014

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

SDT: ​Mukta Rajvi Varsani

1 September 2014

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

SDT: Gareth Richard Arnold

1 September 2014

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

SDT:​ Timothy Paul Schools

1 September 2014

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

SDT: ​Adam Lumley

1 September 2014

 The SDT, pursuant to section 43(3) of the Solicitors Act 1974, confirmed an order which had been made under section 43 of the act in respect of the applicant by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (power delegated to an adjudicator) on 9 November 2012.

SDT: ​Anna-Louise Butcher

1 September 2014

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

SDT: ​Terence James Synnott

1 September 2014

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

SDT: ​Bibiana Martial

1 September 2014

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

SDT: ​Ritesh Jayendra Brahmbhatt

1 September 2014

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

SDT: ​Robert Stuart Franklin Scott

1 September 2014

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

SDT: ​Iwan Meredydd Davies

1 September 2014

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

SRA interventions

1 September 2014

The latest interventions.

Barnetts senior partners accused over 'misappropriation' of funds

28 August 2014By

Richard Barnett and Anthony Swift will be prosecuted by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

News of the World

​Former News International lawyers face SDT

11 August 2014By

Former Harbottle & Lewis partner Lawrence Abramson and former NI in-house lawyer Jon Chapman will appear before the SDT in October.

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​‘Out of control’ solicitor struck off

30 July 2014By

Andreas Erthodos Alexandrou has been ordered to be struck off by the SDT after being found guilty of 14 charges of misconduct.

SDT: Graham Andrew Welsby

28 July 2014

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

SDT: Paul Francis Fallon

28 July 2014

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

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