Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and interventions

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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