Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal says Jimoh Adun took unfair advantage of the Legal Aid Agency in his professional capacity.
National firm entered administration in 2013 after struggling in the wake of the economic downturn.
Lawyer pocketed fees of up to £200 from clients for asylum and immigration advice.
The SDT ordered that Nazeer should pay a fine of £20,000 and be subject to conditions, and ordered that Saleem should be suspended.
The SDT ordered that Main should be suspended from practice and ordered to pay costs of £2,080.
The SDT ordered that Ahmad should be struck off the role and ordered him to pay costs of £20,000.
The SDT ordered that Khan’s application for restoration to the roll should be refused.
The SDT ordered that Chaudhary should be struck off the roll and ordered to pay costs of £29,000.
Lord Justice Jackson establishes ‘definitive approach’ for handling misconduct issues involving professional people.
Members of the public duped into investing in schemes that never existed.
The first, second, third, fourth and fifth respondents were ordered to pay costs of £53,000.
The SDT ordered Emberton should be struck off the role and ordered her to pay costs of £29,200.
A notable recent strike-off should serve to remind solicitors of their duties to the court.
Tribunal said experienced practitioner committed an ’unforgiveable breach of trust’.
Tribunal says evidence was insufficient to justify severest penalty for 44-year veteran.
The SDT ordered both respondents to pay 50% of costs of £10,100.
The SDT ordered Lowe should be struck off and ordered her to pay costs of £15,393.
SDT: Heer Manak Solicitors, Kulwant Singh Manak, Robin Heer, Balbir Singh Dahil, Pritpal Chahal, Rajbinder Kaur Dhillon
Proceedings against the first respondent had been withdrawn. The SDT ordered that the case against the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth respondents should be struck out.
The first respondent was ordered to pay 85% of 75% of the costs to be assessed if not agreed, the second respondent was ordered to pay 15% of 75% of the costs to be assessed if not agreed.
The SDT ordered the first respondent was to pay £108,371 costs; the second respondent £42,056.
Client was out of the UK when solicitor was meant to have witnessed her signature.
Tribunal decision to impose an indefinite suspension on former senior Crown prosecutor is overturned.
Yorkshire solicitor transferred ownership of property to third party who he had loaned purchase money.
Lawyer would reply to client’s daily messages asking for updates on his case.
Counsel for the solicitors tells disciplinary tribunal that the legal framework was complex and challenging.
Tribunal punishes 34-year-old who was working for the General Medical Council at the time of his misconduct.
Leading prosecutor was suffering from severe mental illness at the time of the 2016 attack.
Award-winning former TLT associate admitted misleading client but said he was overwhelmed by a round-the-clock workload.
East London practitioner had been banned for her links with another solicitor struck off more than seven years ago.
Misconduct uncovered at Midlands firm after resignation of the finance coordinator.
Tribunal rules that Shane Khattak lacks experience and track record to justify lifting exclusion order.
The SDT ordered that the respondent should pay a fine of £30,000, and that he should be subject to various conditions.
The SDT ordered that the respondent should be suspended from practice for two years from 28 November 2017, that period of suspension being suspended for three years from the same date, subject to compliance by the respondent with the terms of the following restriction order.
Tribunal strikes off solicitor with 20 years’ experience after finding her to have acted dishonestly.
A long-serving legal aid solicitor has been fined after his firm failed to pay more than £53,000 in disbursements to expert witnesses.
Tribunal finds Alastair Main acted in breach of two SRA principles during incident at rowing club dinner.
Alexis Maitland Hudson says there is no basis for charges of conflict of interest and misleading the regulator.
The SDT ordered that Babalola’s application for the determination of the indefinite suspension imposed on him should be refused.
The STD ordered that Panayides and Clifford Chance LLP should bay a fine of £50,000 each.
The SDT ordered that Dumbleton and Gabriel should pay a fine of £5,000 each, Jones was dealt with separately.
Poor practices became common when Cardiff firm started to experience cashflow problems, tribunal hears.
The SDT ordered Wilson to pay costs of £9,714 and Crompton to pay costs of £4,800.
The SDT ordered that Acres should be struck off the roll and ordered him to pay costs of £70,000.
The profession must be careful about accepting different degrees of dishonesty.
Solicitor is allowed to practise after tribunal hears of pressures she and colleagues were under.
Family lawyer said the SRA had been unfair in finding five allegations proved against her.
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