25 January 2021
Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).
2021-01-22T11:19:00+00:00By John Hyde
Solicitor tells tribunal that he had showed insight, regret and remorse for 2016 incident.
2021-01-21T16:02:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hears allegations of attempted incrimination.
2021-01-20T11:21:00+00:00By John Hyde
Regulator applied for £42,600 costs for 'very straightforward' SDT strike-off case.
2021-01-19T16:35:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Tony Norman Guise accuses former colleague of 'blackmailing' solicitors to support complaint.
2021-01-19T10:47:00+00:00By John Hyde
Firm continued to take on new matters despite knowing it was not covered, tribunal finds.
2021-01-18T15:21:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Tony Norman Guise transferred over £350,000 from his firm’s client account without authorisation, tribunal hears.
2021-01-14T10:48:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Employment partner Mark Mansell was due to be prosecuted over his role in a high-profile non-disclosure agreement involving the disgraced Harvey Weinstein.
2021-01-12T17:02:00+00:00By John Hyde
Private prosecution brought by former client of Edwin Coe, the firm of Society president David Greene.
2021-01-12T11:40:00+00:00By John Hyde
Veteran solicitor made a conscious decision not to complete a purchase, tribunal finds.
11 January 2021
2021-01-08T11:11:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Kent-based solicitor used counsels’ fees and money from the legal aid agency to keep firm afloat, tribunal finds.
2021-01-07T11:09:00+00:00By John Hyde
Bradford solicitor handed six-month suspension after agreeing outcome with the SRA.
2021-01-04T09:29:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds a number of allegations against solicitor were not properly brought.
2020-12-22T10:52:00+00:00By John Hyde
Judges say tribunal decision to strike off solicitor was rationally explained and based on all evidence.
2020-12-21T13:14:00+00:00By John Hyde
Regulator stresses that case against City lawyer was properly brought despite court defeat.
2020-12-14T11:07:00+00:00By John Hyde
Catherine Limbert had been under investigation by the SRA when she joined new firm.
2020-12-14T09:53:00+00:00By John Hyde
Regulator claimed more than £100,000 costs but was awarded far less by the tribunal.
14 December 2020
2020-12-11T11:28:00+00:00By John Hyde
Monies were mistakenly paid to employees and unsecured creditors of Yorkshire firm.
2020-12-09T17:10:00+00:00By John Hyde
Vidal Martin was banned following a two-week hearing at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
2020-12-09T14:01:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds it ‘unfortunate’ that London partner did not realise his behaviour seen as predatory.
2020-12-09T11:26:00+00:00By John Hyde
Anonymity directions will remain in place until proceedings are concluded.
7 December 2020
2020-12-04T10:42:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Directors breached solicitors accounts rules, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal finds.
2020-12-01T15:23:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal also sanctions law firm director who allowed solicitor to carry on working.
30 November 2020
2020-11-27T12:51:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Regulator claimed costs of almost £344,000 in wake of high profile prosecution.
By John Hyde
By Jemma Slingo
2020-11-27T11:08:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Former magic circle partner overturns £35,000 fine as High Court lambasts 'flawed' SDT finding and 'alarming' costs.
2020-11-24T12:02:00+00:00By John Hyde
Former managing director says signatures practice became ‘a bit of a habit’.
2020-11-23T11:20:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal strikes off solicitor at the centre of £15m claims against Liverpool firm EAD Solicitors.
23 November 2020
2020-11-20T14:52:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Sole practitioner showed ‘complete contempt’ for account rules, tribunal finds.
2020-11-19T09:12:00+00:00By John Hyde
Settlement agreement sees one partner struck off and the other suspended.
2020-11-17T12:03:00+00:00By John Hyde
Leanne Schrouder said she was providing administrative help on clinical negligence case.
2020-11-17T10:51:00+00:00By John Hyde
Case involving costs claimed by former Neumans partner will have to be re-heard before a new panel, High Court rules.
16 November 2020
2020-11-12T16:44:00+00:00By John Hyde
Cornwall sole practitioner is struck off after showing a 'clear disregard' for his obligations.
2020-11-10T15:14:00+00:00By John Hyde
East London practitioner is suspended indefinitely after allowing payments to third parties.
2020-11-06T09:47:00+00:00By John Hyde
Law firm boss also pursued useless claims and went after clients for wasted costs.
2020-11-04T09:07:00+00:00By John Hyde
Commercial litigator also found to have settled client’s costs claim without telling the client.
2 November 2020
2020-10-30T15:35:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Respondent thought his actions were ‘common and unobjectionable’.
2020-10-27T16:32:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Respondent refused to provide a blood sample contrary to Road Traffic Act 1988.
26 October 2020
2020-10-23T14:22:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds experienced solicitor acted negligently but was not guilty of professional misconduct.
2020-10-22T11:54:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner who said he had 'old fashioned' sense of humour and also told racist joke is allowed to remain in practice.
2020-10-22T09:42:00+01:00By John Hyde
Regulator waited more than three years to interview witness who was at the heart of allegations.
2020-10-22T09:33:00+01:00By John Hyde
JLD expresses hope that regulators will take note of latest tribunal decision.
2020-10-22T08:25:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Regulator faces £137,000 legal bill after high profile prosecution of firm and three former leaders.
2020-10-21T08:06:00+01:00By John Hyde
Veteran solicitor denies any sexual or racial harassment of former colleagues.
2020-10-20T13:51:00+01:00By John Hyde
Former partner admitted in 1977 denies wrongdoing and says contact was a ‘playful kick’.
2020-10-20T12:01:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo in the Royal Courts of Justice
Ryan Beckwith was fined £35,000 last year after spending the night with a junior colleague.
2020-10-19T13:35:00+01:00By John Hyde
Veteran solicitor denies misconduct and says allegations by 'Person A' are not true.
2020-10-15T15:53:00+01:00By John Hyde
Recently qualified practitioner suspended after tribunal accepted exceptional circumstances contributed to her conduct.
2020-10-14T11:27:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner denies acting dishonestly in the aftermath of a missed employment tribunal hearing.
2020-10-12T18:24:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal hears 'hard-working and dedicated' newly qualified practitioner did not make a calculated decision to mislead.
12 October 2020
2020-10-09T10:39:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal agrees misconduct was a result of neglect and carelessness rather than any planned course of action.
2020-10-08T15:31:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Terence Symmonds practised as a barrister for five years after being sanctioned by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
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