Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and interventions

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

SDT: Respondent J

2 May 2016

The SDT ordered that the application for revocation of a section 43 order imposed on the applicant should be granted.

SDT: Colin Nasir

2 May 2016

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £6,000.

SDT: Konstantinos Adamantopoulos

2 May 2016

The SDT was satisfied that it was necessary and proportionate to make a section 43 order against the respondent. His misconduct in relation to billing and attempting to bill his clients for his personal expenses was serious.

SDT: David Michael Merrick

2 May 2016

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

SDT: Nicholas Marray

2 May 2016

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

SDT: Edward Hugh Johnson and Harry Naughton

2 May 2016

The SDT ordered that the first respondent should be struck off the roll; and that the second respondent should pay a fine of £1,000.

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‘Rehabilitated’ ex-solicitor denied readmission

28 April 2016By

'Highly commendable' progress does not count as an 'exceptional circumstance', disciplinary tribunal rules. 

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Tribunal increases solicitors’ punishment after SRA appeal

27 April 2016By

Matter was returned to the SDT last September after the divisional court agreed the case should be reheard.

SDT: Huseyin Arslan

25 April 2016

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal ordered that the application of the appellant for revocation of a section 43 order made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority should be granted with effect from 11 February 2016.

SDT: Kamran Adil and Paul Ifeanyi Okafor Iwezulu

25 April 2016

The SDT ordered that the first respondent (granted registered foreign lawyer status in 2012) should be struck off the Register of Foreign Lawyers. The SDT ordered that the second respondent (admitted 2008) should be reprimanded, and further that he should be subject to a condition.

SRA interventions

25 April 2016

The latest interventions made by the regulator.

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Solicitor who faked documents for self-preservation struck off

21 April 2016By

Matthew Charles Curtis fabricated documents 'to buy time to satisfy a difficult client'.

SDT: Daniel Lloyd Williams

18 April 2016

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be subject to several conditions.

SDT: Stephen Allan Lawson

18 April 2016

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

SDT: Andrew John Taylor

18 April 2016

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

SDT: Respondent I (name redacted)

18 April 2016

The SDT granted the applicant’s application for the determination of the indefinite suspension imposed on him on 13 October 2011.

SDT: Peter Craig Atkinson

18 April 2016

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for 12 months to commence on 20 January 2016.

SDT: Marco Dellapina

18 April 2016

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £3,750, and further that he should be subject to conditions.

‘Neutral’ SRA

18 April 2016By Christopher Digby-Bell

The SRA seems to think that it is free to make public statements that, if made by the board of a wholly-owned subsidiary, would lead to the board or at least its chair being sacked.

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Solicitor struck off by SDT for ‘abhorrent’ overcharging

8 April 2016By

Sole practitioner charged £291,000 for three matters which he had valued collectively at £30,000.

Veterans of the Parachute Regiment protest against Bloody Sunday prosecutions.

Public Interest Lawyers plans 'robust defence' after referral to SDT

7 April 2016By

SRA confirms it has referred a second firm to the tribunal as firm at centre of Iraq investigation.

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Solicitor, 28, who fabricated court letters is struck off

30 March 2016By

Laura Catherine Holloway created the documents in a short break during a meeting with bosses at DLA Piper. 

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Tribunal quashes SRA ban citing ‘inconsistent’ approach

21 March 2016By

Immigration caseworker also appealed decision on grounds of the standard of proof.

SDT: Premji Naran Patel

21 March 2016

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

SRA intervention

21 March 2016

The latest intervention made by the regulator.

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Fraudster who cost profession millions is banned

18 March 2016By

Kamran Adil's fradulent conduct was found to be ‘deliberate, calculated and repeated’ by the SDT.

SDT: Timothy John Wilkinson

14 March 2016

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

SDT: Preeti King

14 March 2016

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

Andrew Taylor

Struck-off solicitor funded ‘lavish’ lifestyle with stolen £624k

11 March 2016By

Andrew John Taylor stole from vulnerable clients after developing impulsive compulsive disorder.

SDT: Anthony Alabi

7 March 2016

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

SRA intervention

7 March 2016

The latest intervention made by the regulator.

SDT: Talib Hussain

29 February 2016

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

SDT: John Randall Slade

29 February 2016

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

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Solicitor who pressured client into £65k loan struck off

26 February 2016By

Tribunal says conduct was ‘completely lacking in integrity and clearly damaging to public confidence’.

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Ex-mayor Rahman faces SDT prosecution

23 February 2016Updated: 23 February 2016By

Allegations relate to last year’s electoral court finding against the former mayor of Tower Hamlets, London. 

SDT: Lisa Dawn Noonan

22 February 2016

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

SDT: Ghafar Yousaf Khan

22 February 2016

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be reprimanded.

SDT: David Benaim

22 February 2016

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

SRA intervention

22 February 2016

Latest intervention made by the regulator.

Nick Marray

Solicitor struck off for telling client to leave UK before arrest

11 February 2016By

Lawyer had been described as the ‘go-to guy for some of Merseyside’s most notorious crooks’.

SDT: Harvinder Kaur Mckibbin

8 February 2016

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Angus Thien Siang Phang and Francesca Swee Ching Lee

8 February 2016

The SDT ordered that the first respondent should pay a fine of £10,000; and that the second respondent should pay a fine of £2,000.

SDT: Anna Rachel Goodwin

8 February 2016

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for 18 months to commence on 12 January 2016.

SDT: Michael Lindley

8 February 2016

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £50,000.

SRA intervention

8 February 2016

The latest intervention made by the regulator.

Alan Blacker

Blacker set for five-day SDT hearing this summer

5 February 2016By

SRA outlines extent of the tribunal time needed to bring case against solicitor-advocate who practises under the name Lord Harley. 

SDT: Tom Jenkins Merralls

1 February 2016

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal ordered that the respondent should be struck off the roll.

SDT: John Anthony Connolly

1 February 2016

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

SDT: Reginald Walter Hemmings

1 February 2016

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be reprimanded.

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Tribunal slashes SRA costs by £18k after ‘excessive’ prosecution

27 January 2016By

Regulator applied for £27,696 costs having failed to prove five allegations against sole practitioner.

SDT: James Prusram Ramdhun

25 January 2016

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

SDT: Jayne Elizabeth Okacha

25 January 2016

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for two years to commence on 3 November 2015.

SDT: Jared Donald Bailey

25 January 2016

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

SDT: Richard Anthony Barnett and Anthony Augustine Swift

25 January 2016

The SDT ordered that the first respondent should be struck off the roll. The SDT ordered that the second respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for six months to commence on 20 July 2015.

SDT: Jeremy Humphrey Ashton Roberts

25 January 2016

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

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Solicitor with ‘woeful ignorance’ of accounts rules is struck off

21 January 2016By

Firm helped to facilitate deals for diamond purchases even after a warning from the SRA.

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SRA wants lower standard of proof for tribunal prosecutions

20 January 2016By

Regulator says civil burden of proof ‘has to be the right way forward’.

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‘Without conscience’ solicitor struck off for defrauding friends

18 January 2016By

Bankrupt non-practising solicitor persuaded a friend to lend him £25,540 to resolve ‘cashflow problems’ at his firm.

SDT: Marie-Garrard Newton

18 January 2016

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

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