2020-01-15T12:04:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Nicholas Paul Tsioupras left trainee to ‘pick up the pieces’ after withdrawing over a quarter of a million pounds from the client account.
2020-01-14T09:24:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Johnbosco Onyeme was ‘in some respects a victim’ of his employee’s identity fraud, tribunal finds.
2020-01-10T14:33:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Andrew James Daverson ‘failed to carry out basic documentary identification’, tribunal hears.
2020-01-09T10:52:00+00:00By John Hyde
Veteran criminal defence practitioner accepts mistakes and says he will now leave the profession.
2019-12-23T08:18:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Lesley Charne Seifert, who was admitted over 40 years ago, was ordered to pay £3,000.
2019-12-19T13:32:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Firm’s former head of HR will face the tribunal next spring having been unable to attend much of this month’s hearing.
2019-12-19T11:53:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder
General counsel's role was to ensure firm complied with regulatory obligations.
2019-12-17T06:28:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Former partner involved in investigation asked why 2012 matter was not reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
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.
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