2019-12-13T12:33:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Two solicitors must pay almost £40,000 in fines and legal costs between them.
2019-12-13T09:13:00+00:00By John Hyde
Most serious charges dropped after SDT finds serious flaws with submissions from lying former client.
2019-12-11T14:00:00+00:00By John Hyde
Phillip York struck off after tribunal found he was dishonest in his handling of estate.
2019-12-10T12:28:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Former London managing partner Gary Senior continues to be cross-examined at start of second week of tribunal hearing.
2019-12-09T13:40:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal hears that Bethany Reay also felt threatened by clients who would not take 'No' for an answer.
9 December 2019
Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).
2019-12-06T16:15:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Former London managing partner acknowledges that correspondence read cold several years later 'looks odd'.
2019-12-05T09:29:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Former managing partner cross-examined on third day of a hearing into allegations of sexual harassment dating from 2012.
2019-12-04T15:41:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Gary Senior cross-examined in case brought over incident of alleged sexual harassment involving junior associate.
2019-12-04T10:50:00+00:00By John Hyde
Witness says she waited outside hotel room - but Gary Senior's request to be alone with an associate did not trigger alarm bells.
2019-12-03T15:04:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal hears testimony from female associate who was kissed by managing partner in a hotel room.
2019-12-03T08:10:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds Bedford-based veteran practitioner 'lost control of his administrative workload'.
2 December 2019
2019-11-29T16:27:00+00:00By John Hyde
Former director with Newcastle firm admits misconduct and agrees to be struck off.
2019-11-27T00:18:00+00:00By John Hyde
Geoffrey Hart said his judgement was impaired at the time of the misconduct but agrees to be struck off.
2019-11-26T00:01:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Five-day hearing involving ex-Taylor Wessing partner Tracey Ann Sheehan was due to begin yesterday.
25 November 2019
2019-11-20T14:28:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds conveyancer acted unreasonably in not ensuring he completed his undertaking after other party's mistake.
18 November 2019
2019-11-15T10:47:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Dual qualified practitioner was found to have breached solicitors accounts rules.
2019-11-08T16:48:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal fines directors of FairPlane a total of £55,000 after finding they allowed a conflict of interest.
2019-11-06T11:16:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Fee earner struck off and two others fined over breaches to SRA accounts rules.
2019-11-06T08:21:00+00:00By John Hyde
Hearing caseload expected to fall despite rise in sexual misconduct prosecutions.
4 November 2019
2019-10-28T16:41:00+00:00By John Hyde
SRA fails to persuade judges to increase suspension penalty imposed on solicitor lacking in integrity.
28 October 2019
2019-10-22T10:34:00+01:00By John Hyde
Solicitors said they were victims themselves of scheme that collapsed before completion.
2019-10-21T17:45:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
The magic circle firm is establishing a conduct committee to ensure ‘inappropriate behaviour is called out and acted upon’.
21 October 2019
2019-10-18T10:22:00+01:00By John Hyde
Kwame Siaw had been fined £10,000 by the tribunal and not found to be dishonest.
2019-10-18T09:05:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Parvez Akther, who was struck off in January, claimed he was ‘woolly headed’ after operation.
2019-10-16T14:34:00+01:00By John Hyde
Jayne Greer did not know about non-payments but found responsible for allowing situation to arise.
2019-10-14T15:01:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Harrow-based solicitor was driven by ‘personal financial gain’ according to the SDT.
14 October 2019
2019-10-11T00:01:00+01:00By John Hyde
Regulator hints at possible appeal as clarity sought on what sanctions must be imposed.
2019-10-09T14:43:00+01:00By John Hyde
Gregory Davies is struck off having already been sentenced to a year’s imprisonment in January.
2019-10-08T13:08:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal expected to deliver its verdict in Ryan Beckwith case tomorrow.
2019-10-08T05:47:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal does not accept Michael Freeman’s submission he was too scared to admit failure.
2019-10-07T15:43:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Naseem Bajwa did not tell the bar regulator about a previous run-in with the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
2019-10-07T15:36:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Sixth day of hearing into conduct of Freshfields partner hears cross-examination by prosecution.
2019-10-07T00:01:00+01:00By Gazette reporters
Ryan Beckwith was accused of sexual misconduct involving a junior female colleague.
7 October 2019
2019-10-06T09:43:00+01:00By John Hyde
Freshfields partner says he would never contemplate abusing his position as high-profile tribunal case continues.
2019-10-04T12:56:00+01:00By John Hyde
Hearing continues into allegations of misconduct against married magic circle partner.
2019-10-04T10:12:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Former flatmate gives evidence on fourth day of hearing in case against magic circle partner Ryan Beckwith.
2019-10-03T06:54:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Woman at centre of allegations against magic circle partner Ryan Beckwith cross-examined over her own conduct.
2019-10-02T13:27:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Third day of hearing of allegations against Freshfields partner Ryan Beckwith.
2019-10-02T07:10:00+01:00By John Hyde
Igor Krivoshekov is struck off the roll following an agreed outcome with the SRA.
2019-09-30T13:16:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Ryan Beckwith is facing charges over his conduct towards a female junior colleague.
30 September 2019
2019-09-27T00:01:00+01:00By John Hyde
Bulk of case against experienced solicitor is thrown out following criticism.
2019-09-24T09:01:00+01:00By John Hyde
Case against former business and marketing boss had been sent back to the tribunal by the High Court.
2019-09-23T10:03:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Shuaib Saeed said the 'victim' should be paid almost £4,000 of compensation.
2019-09-20T11:51:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
John Parker Swindell did ‘all he could to restore his reputation’ in the six years after his strike off.
2019-09-20T10:26:00+01:00By John Hyde
Jonathan Leslie Horner ‘massively damaged the reputation of the profession’.
2019-09-17T09:43:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal hears Richard Steven Davies took more than double the costs that appeared in estate accounts.
16 September 2019
16 September 2019By John Hyde
Norwich solicitor fails in attempt to have SDT decision overturned.
2019-09-11T11:18:00+01:00By John Hyde
Mohammed Younis said he acted out of a promise made to his father.
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