Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and interventions

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

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.

SDT: Kimberley Bridge, John Charles McNabb, Tracy Stansfield and Nicola Roach

21 July 2014

The SDT ordered that the first respondent (admitted 1996) should be struck off the roll; that the second respondent (admitted 1981) should pay a fine of £2,000; and that the third respondent (admitted 1994) should be reprimanded.

SRA interventions

21 July 2014

The latest interventions.

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Solicitor suspended over boiler-room scam

17 July 2014By

Andrew Greystoke signed off the approval of 50 UK investment advertisements issued by unregulated Spanish stockbroker firms.

High Court

Ex-Times lawyer to appeal SDT suspension

15 July 2014By

Administrative court confirms it will hear Alastair Brett’s appeal against his six-month suspension next week.

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High Court dismisses appeal against SDT fine

11 July 2014By

Former sole practitioner warned against pursuing further court action. 

‘Conflict of interest’ solicitor struck off

4 July 2014By

Timothy Schools, of Preston firm ATM Solicitors, was struck off in after the tribunal found 10 allegations proven against him.

SDT: ​Salina Jayne Yildiz (aka Salina Jayne Jones)

30 June 2014

• Application 10997-2012 • Admitted 2006 • Hearing 13-17 January, 24, 26, 27 February and 20 March 2014 • Reasons 28 May 2014

​SDT: Ashok Kumar Sancheti

30 June 2014

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

SRA interventions

30 June 2014

Rogers & Co

SDT: Katherine Anne Edwards

23 June 2014

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

SDT: ​Michael Gerald Dotchon

23 June 2014

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

SDT: ​Abiodun Oludare Odunlami

23 June 2014

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

​SDT: Majed Iqbal

23 June 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be prohibited from having his name restored to the roll except by order of the SDT.

​SDT: Lesley Eleanor Almond

23 June 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice as a solicitor for three years from 25 March 2014.

SDT: ​Ranbir Singh Bains

23 June 2014

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

SDT: ​Aurangzeb Iqbal

23 June 2014

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

SDT: ​Chukwugozi Reeves Elumogo

23 June 2014

The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £4,000.

SRA interventions

23 June 2014

The latest interventions from the SRA.

SDT: Alan Charles Crickmore

16 June 2014

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

SDT: Respondent M

16 June 2014

The SDT ordered that the applicant’s application for the determination of the indefinite suspension imposed on him on 30 July 2012 should be granted and that he should be subject to the following conditions.

SDT: Dennis Henry Dudley

2 June 2014

The SDT dismissed the allegation against the respondent and made no order.

SRA interventions

2 June 2014

The latest interventions made by the SRA.

SDT: Mary Yolande Priyani Fernando

30 May 2014

The SDT ordered that the application dated 11 February 2014 for permission to enforce the order for costs in the outstanding sum of £16,500 made on 19 January 2010 should be granted, to the extent that permission was given to enforce the costs by obtaining a charging order over the property of the respondent, but not to pursue an order for sale.

Jeffrey Tesler

Solicitor struck off for facilitating $1m Nigeria bribes

19 May 2014By

Jeffrey Tesler was convicted over bribery charges in the US state of Texas.

SDT: Manoj Kumar Aggarwal

5 May 2014

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

SDT: Joanne Elizabeth Coughlan

5 May 2014

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

SDT: Richard Caplan

5 May 2014

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

SDT: James-Guy Jacobs

5 May 2014

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

SDT: Ziad Al Rawi

5 May 2014

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

SDT: Isaac Agyemang Baffour

5 May 2014

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

SDT: Applicant 1

5 May 2014

The SDT ordered that the application of the applicant for the determination of the indefinite suspension imposed on him as a result of a SDT order made on 20 December 2007 should be granted.

SRA intervention

5 May 2014

The latest intervention filed by the SRA.

SRA interventions

28 April 2014

The latest interventions made by the SRA.

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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.

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