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.
4 October 2021
Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).
27 September 2021
2021-09-23T08:20:00+01:00By John Hyde
Sole practitioner is struck off over a ‘pattern of non-compliance’, but he will appeal.
20 September 2021
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.
13 September 2021
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.
6 September 2021
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.
2 August 2021
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.
26 July 2021
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.
28 June 2021
2021-06-22T09:52:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds Liverpool solicitor failed to maintain proper systems ‘at a most basic level’.
21 June 2021
2021-06-17T10:39:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal rejects sole practitioner’s argument that he believed he was entitled to raise invoices.
14 June 2021
2021-06-11T10:15:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Tribunal had ‘no doubt’ that the respondent had acted dishonestly when providing information about her financial performance.
2021-06-10T11:41:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Case involves information given to Dentons and Hill Dickinson during their partner recruitment processes.
2021-06-09T11:26:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Case relates to information given to Dentons and Hill Dickinson during partner recruitment processes.
7 June 2021
2021-06-02T10:58:00+01:00By John Hyde
Panel rules that north west practitioner must continue to be subject to restrictions because of risk to public.
2021-05-27T15:53:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal found Kent solicitor acted dishonestly over payments made from the client account.
17 May 2021
2021-05-13T08:24:00+01:00By John Hyde
Dozens of cases referred to the firm by a plumber named ‘Mr A’ were almost identical.
2021-05-12T08:23:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner had told client in international case that they should 'fudge' issue of unreliable evidence coming to light.
10 May 2021
2021-04-27T08:35:00+01:00By John Hyde
Director at Norfolk firm struck off earlier this year after he used investor loans to prop up business.
26 April 2021
2021-04-23T10:13:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Michael Shrimpton was jailed after communicating hoax bomb threats relating to the London Olympic Games.
2021-04-21T10:42:00+01:00By John Hyde
Lancashire solicitor denied misuse of litigation funders' monies but struck off by tribunal.
2021-04-20T09:36:00+01:00By John Hyde
Madasser Hussain said she was now embarrassed by her conduct and accepted her wrongdoing.
19 April 2021
Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal)
2021-04-16T10:37:00+01:00By John Hyde
Sole practitioner expressed regret after allowing what were described as ’basic administration problems’.
2021-04-15T10:27:00+01:00By John Hyde
Law firm founder made insufficient checks as elderly lady sold property to 34-year-old live-in partner.
2021-04-13T11:09:00+01:00By Michael Cross
Revelation appears in new protocol for the appointment of members of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
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