Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and interventions

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

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Solicitor struck off for misuse of £400k client funds

17 April 2014By

Burnley practitioner guilty of nine counts of dishonesty.

SRA London

Solicitor struck off for dishonestly handling client money

14 April 2014By

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal describes case as ‘about as serious as it gets’.

SDT: Shahrokh Mireskandari, Caroline Sara Turbin and John Hugh Bell

7 April 2014

The SDT ordered that the first and second respondents should be struck off the roll and that the third respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for 12 months to commence on 21 June 2012.

SDT: Aminta Sherine Silva, Karen Gail Rieveley and James Mark Tompkins

7 April 2014

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

SDT: Tevfick Souleiman

7 April 2014

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

SRA intervention

7 April 2014

The latest intervention filed with the SRA.

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Former City solicitor struck off

4 April 2014By

Paul Francis Fallon was ordered to pay £160,000 costs.

SDT: Glen Bartlett

31 March 2014

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

SDT: Unnikrishna Aiyappan Pillai

31 March 2014

The defendant was ordered to pay costs of £3,679.

SDT: Peter Chahal

31 March 2014

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

SRA intervention

31 March 2014

The latest intervention made by the SRA.

SDT: Denis Francis McKay and Stuart Roger Turner

24 March 2014

The SDT ordered that the first respondent (admitted 1976) and the second respondent (admitted 1992) should both be struck off the roll.

SDT: Rani Malathi Samarakkodi Bulathwela

24 March 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for 18 months to commence on 12 February 2014.

SDT: Brian Lewis Barso, Kevin Underwood and Matthew Phillips

24 March 2014

The first respondent was ordered to pay costs of £100,000. The second and third respondents were each ordered to pay costs of £10,320.

SDT: Gary Donald Smith

24 March 2014

• Application 11175-2013 • Admitted 2001 • Hearing 29 January 2014 • Reasons 27 February 2014

SRA interventions

24 March 2014

The latest interventions from the SRA.

SDT: Case One: David Albert Thomas, Muhammad Ali Shah and Riaz Ahmed/Case Two: Ismat Bint-E-Ahmad Din and Muhammad Ali Shah

17 March 2014

• Applications 11063-2012, 11067-2012 • Hearing 7-9 January 2014 • Reasons 21 February 2014

SDT: Tariq Ali

17 March 2014

The respondent was ordered to pay costs of £1,521.

Southwark Crown Court

Jailed solicitor struck off after £2m client theft

11 March 2014By

SRA confirms £250,000 paid out so far to victims. 

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Four solicitors struck off at SDT

10 March 2014By

SRA says action had to be taken to maintain ‘total confidence’ in legal profession.

SDT: Kenneth Richard Harris

10 March 2014

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

SRA interventions

10 March 2014

The latest interventions from the SRA.

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Benchmark test for charging

3 March 2014By Phil Palmer

A recent SDT case underlined the importance of ensuring charges are not confusing or opaque.

SDT: Sharon Naunton

3 March 2014

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

SDT: Andrew Adeniyi Abereoje

3 March 2014

The SDT varied an order dated 21 July 2005.

SDT: Thomas Crampton

3 March 2014

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

SDT: Andrew Roger Tidd

3 March 2014

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

SDT: Alison Lloyd

24 February 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be prohibited from having her name restored to the roll, except by order of the SDT for a period of 18 months to commence on 26 November 2013.

SDT: Christopher Theodorou

24 February 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £12,500.

SRA intervention

24 February 2014

The latest intervention from the SRA.

SDT correction

24 February 2014

We wish to correct the reporting error that was made in our publication dated 23 September 2013.

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Solicitor ordered to be struck off over child images

18 February 2014By

James-Guy Jacobs was convicted of 16 offences at Harrow Crown Court in 2012.

SDT: Heidi Maguire

17 February 2014

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

SDT: Peter Howard Madden

17 February 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay costs of £1,000, not to be enforced without leave of the SDT.

SDT: Hugh Robert Wotherspoon

17 February 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for an indefinite period to commence on 10 December 2013.

SDT: Princewill Edwin Anyakudo

17 February 2014

The respondent was ordered to pay costs of £25,000.

SDT: Ian Patrick Benbow

17 February 2014

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

SDT: Timothy Robert Bruce Joyner

17 February 2014

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

SDT: Dylan Rhys Jones

17 February 2014

The SDT did not consider it necessary to make a formal order in the present case.

SDT: David Smith and Caroline Ann Terry

17 February 2014

The SDT ordered that the first respondent (admitted 1983) and the second respondent (admitted 1980) should each pay a fine of £3,000.

City of London

City warns of SRA becoming ‘police, judge and jury’

13 February 2014By

City of London Law Society wants SDT to remain ‘default disciplinary body’ for serious matters.

SDT: Alastair Brett

10 February 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for a period of six months to commence on 16 December 2013.

SDT: Granville Gomez Cadal Hodge

10 February 2014

The applicant was ordered to pay costs of £2,608.

SDT: Melanie Claire Cosgrove, Carol Ann Swankie and Theresa Kennedy

10 February 2014

• Application 11155-2013 • Hearing 3 December 2013 • Reasons 19 December 2013

SRA interventions

10 February 2014

The latest interventions from the SRA.

SDT: Vellupillai Ptichai Arumugam

3 February 2014

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

SRA intervention

3 February 2014

The latest intervention from the SRA.

SDT: Simon William Griffiths

27 January 2014

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

SDT: Andrew Michael Wormstone

27 January 2014

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

SDT: Toper Hassan

27 January 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for an indefinite period to commence on 15 October 2013.

SDT: Stephen Leslie Hiseman

27 January 2014

The respondent was ordered to pay costs of £12,972.

SDT: Mark Gilbert, Emmett Patrick Peters and David MacGregor Wilson

27 January 2014

The SDT ordered that the second respondent (admitted 2005) and the third respondent (admitted 1988) should each pay a fine of £5,000.

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SRA interventions

27 January 2014

The latest interventions from the SRA.

SDT: Dinesh Parmar

20 January 2014

In all of the circumstances, and in particular in the light of the substantial admissions made by the respondent and his ongoing ill-health, the SDT was satisfied that the outcome proposed by the parties was sufficient to meet the justice of the case.

SDT: Lindsay Jane Runnett

20 January 2014

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

SDT: Andrew Obinna Kalu Onyearu and Charles Obinna Odiachi Spiropoulos

20 January 2014

The SDT ordered that the second respondent (admitted 2000) should be struck off the roll.

SDT: Andrew Obinna Kalu Onyearu and Charles Obinna Odiachi Spiropoulos

20 January 2014

The SDT ordered that the first respondent (admitted 1993) should pay a fine of £7,000.

SDT: Sharan Irene Hassett

20 January 2014

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

SRA intervention

20 January 2014

The latest intervention from the SRA.

High Court

Struck-off solicitors given second chance at SDT

15 January 2014By

High Court says a new tribunal must hear case against two lawyers again.

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