Kelly Pegg said she was unable to cope in her role as assistant solicitor and failed to keep files up to date.
Your Lawyers had applied to extend the time for serving a claim form in group action over diesel emissions scandal.
Practitioner of 17 years submitted dozens of false invoices for work he never did.
Specialist said her experience may help her when dealing with vulnerable clients.
South west practice claimed the difference back after defendant did not repay whole sum.