2022-01-20T12:16:00+00:00By Gideon Habel ,
Radical change may not be realistic but workable solutions can be found.
2022-01-19T11:45:00+00:00By John Hyde
London law firm owner struck off the roll after also being named as client’s sole beneficiary.
2022-01-18T10:29:00+00:00By John Hyde
SDT fines Birmingham practitioner for mistakes but clears him of manifest incompetence.
2022-01-12T11:33:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal hears that applicant worked for three law firms without permission despite removal in 1993.
Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).
2021-12-15T09:48:00+00:00By John Hyde
London practitioner repeatedly promised to repay money when client account had just £5.16 left.
13 December 2021
2021-12-08T11:04:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal rules that 'thoroughly decent man' did not need to be struck off despite admission of dishonesty.
2021-12-06T17:09:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal in Liz Ellen case says there is no good reason to deviate from default position of a no costs order.
By John Hyde
2021-12-06T12:09:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal told that SRA’s prosecution of Liz Ellen was ‘legally and factually flawed’.
2021-12-06T07:32:00+00:00By John Hyde
Practitioner failed to secure monies intended for vulnerable client from his dead mother’s estate.
6 December 2021
2021-12-01T09:44:00+00:00By John Hyde
Compensation fund - paid for by the profession - required to pay back wronged conveyancing clients.
29 November 2021
2021-11-26T15:26:00+00:00By John Hyde
Veteran practitioner admits seeking to conceal a late submission to the property tribunal.
2021-11-25T10:54:00+00:00By John Hyde
Probate work which required 15 hours was put down by solicitor as taking more than 500.
2021-11-24T11:00:00+00:00By John Hyde
Experienced practitioner had 'misplaced belief in the honesty' of long-time acquaintance.
2021-11-23T11:18:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal hears that former Capsticks solicitor also misled her own firm about what was happening.
2021-11-19T11:40:00+00:00By John Hyde
Practitioner claimed she was still employed despite being dismissed six months before.
2021-11-17T09:24:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Tribunal rules that case brought against criminal defence specialist is not an abuse of process.
2021-11-17T08:40:00+00:00By John Hyde
Solicitor undertook to return missing funds knowing his firm could not afford to.
2021-11-16T13:40:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is hearing abuse of process application brought by Karen Todner.
15 November 2021
2021-11-12T10:49:00+00:00By John Hyde
Lawyer banned from practising after being dishonest with the SRA about status of firm.
2021-11-09T10:44:00+00:00By John Hyde
East London practitioner argued lifting of conditions would complete his professional rehabilitation.
2021-11-05T16:26:00+00:00By John Hyde
Investigators found withdrawals coming to £22,782 from the client account over the course of 18 months.
2021-11-03T10:28:00+00:00By John Hyde
Sussex practitioner had been described as ‘lazy and idle’ by sentencing judge.
2021-11-02T09:20:00+00:00By John Hyde
Former consultant ignored court order and did not engage with disciplinary proceedings at any stage, tribunal hears.
2021-10-26T06:35:00+01:00By John Hyde
Former solicitors were found to have protected their own financial interests over their clients’.
2021-10-22T08:09:00+01:00By John Hyde
London solicitor allowed firm’s client account to be used as banking facility for decades.
18 October 2021By Jemma Slingo
Regulatory specialist says problem of funding for tribunal cases is becoming more acute as insurance market tightens.
2021-10-12T13:01:00+01:00By John Hyde
Clients were kept hanging on for months thinking their claims were progressing, tribunal hears.
2021-10-12T08:41:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner unsuccessfully claimed he was victim of entrapment over TV sting on sham marriages.
2021-10-07T08:33:00+01:00By John Hyde
South Wales practitioner challenges finding of dishonesty, saying he believed he had consent from his director.
2021-10-05T09:16:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds law firm partners deliberately failed to properly advise clients to preserve income.
2021-09-23T08:20:00+01:00By John Hyde
Sole practitioner is struck off over a ‘pattern of non-compliance’, but he will appeal.
2021-09-17T17:58:00+01:00By John Hyde
Parties made final submissions on the fourth and final day of the allocated time.
2021-09-16T15:05:00+01:00By John Hyde
Liz Ellen, former partner with Mishcon de Reya, tells tribunal that she was a junior staff member at the time.
2021-09-15T13:54:00+01:00By John Hyde
Firm alleged to have used client account as banking facility for transfers involving football club.
2021-09-14T12:24:00+01:00By John Hyde
Former Mishcon partner was 'effectively ambushed' by admissions at such a late stage.
2021-09-09T15:24:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Practitioner fined £7,501 for misconduct dating back to three weeks in 2013.
2021-09-09T10:24:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds misconduct was 'one-off' and carried out 'in a matter of moments'.
2021-09-07T08:07:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal also rules Cornwall practitioner raised numerous unfair charges against client.
2021-09-03T08:07:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Solicitor 'repeatedly used the claimed ill-health of his mother as a shield to try to deflect him from scrutiny', tribunal finds.
2021-09-01T12:10:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner jailed for leaving beneficiary with just £7,500 after transfers to his own account.
2021-08-26T09:18:00+01:00By John Hyde
London solicitor had avoided £4 parking fee by using badge that had been reported lost.
2021-08-11T08:36:00+01:00By John Hyde
Judge says tribunal was entitled to find that Liverpool lawyer had acted dishonestly.
2021-08-03T00:01:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Tribunal panels must act ‘fearlessly’ to protect the public, says president Edward Nally.
2021-07-29T10:19:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Former head of sport is accused of causing or allowing inappropriate payments to be made into and from the firm’s client account.
2021-07-27T14:25:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Firms must ensure the wellbeing of their partners who are under intense pressure to meet billing targets, tribunal observes.
2021-07-26T10:34:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Tribunal found that respondent ‘had been trying to assist people’ at the time of his misconduct.
2021-07-22T11:39:00+01:00By John Hyde
Matthew Smith said his conduct had been a ‘severe and serious lapse in judgement’.
2021-07-20T10:50:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner had presented documents with forged signatures of his wife and ex-colleagues.
2021-07-19T15:27:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal heard details of unpaid litigation funding and ATE insurance premiums.
2021-07-08T11:48:00+01:00By John Hyde
Ex-Fieldfisher partner admitted letters had been recreated.
2021-07-07T12:06:00+01:00By John Hyde
Former Fieldfisher equity partner tells tribunal he made a mistake but did not act dishonestly.
2021-07-07T10:13:00+01:00By Michael Cross
Former owner of West London firm filed 52 fraudulent returns over five years.
2021-07-06T12:39:00+01:00By John Hyde
Former Fieldfisher partner denies misleading the court over creation of backdated documents.
2021-06-30T16:17:00+01:00By John Hyde
Leicester practitioner was also growing five cannabis plants in his
2021-06-30T05:49:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal accepts solicitor showed genuine remorse and insight following GBH conviction.
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