A member of staff at international firm DAC Beachcroft has been fined and banned from working in the legal profession after admitting attempting to defraud the firm.

According to a decision published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Anthony Jenkins tried to fraudulently claim £726 while working as post-room assistant at the firm’s Bristol office.

The SRA said that in his role Jenkins was expected to ‘safeguard the financial interests of DAC Beachcroft’ but that he had instead abused that position.

The offences took place between February and June 2015.

Jenkins, who admitted fraud, was sentenced to a 12-month community order at Bristol Magistrates’ Court in March last year.

He was also ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work, pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

The SRA said Jenkins will not be allowed to work for a solicitors firm or have an interest in a legal firm without its permission.

He has been ordered to pay costs of £600.