Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and interventions

Decisions filed recently with the Law Society, which may be subject to appeal.

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SDT: Jonathan Jacobs

23 April 2018

The SDT granted Jacobs his application to remove the restriction on his PC.

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SDT: Susan Carol Marziano

23 April 2018

The SDT ordered that Marziano should pay a fine of £20,000.

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SDT: Francisco Xavier Rodriguez-Purcet

23 April 2018

The SDT ordered Rodriguez-Purcet to pay costs of £35,000.

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Partner trusted gambling colleague who plundered £510,000

18 April 2018By

Tribunal confirms fine for ex-partner who admitted abrogating responsibility over five years.

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City solicitor fails to delay tribunal hearing

17 April 2018By

Counsel for Alexis Maitland Hudson put forward three applications for tribunal to consider.

Marketing chief banned for 'manifestly corrupt' use of Axiom loan

16 April 2018By

Executive siphoned payments to a friend’s company in return for kick-backs, tribunal hears.

Asons Solicitors, Bolton

SRA: Asons chief ‘lacked integrity’

16 April 2018By

The senior solicitor at a defunct PI firm acted dishonestly or at the very least lacked integrity, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard last week.

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SDT: Sarah Anne Hemmings

16 April 2018

The SDT ordered that Hemmings should be struck off the roll.

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SDT: Graeme Clark Hall

16 April 2018

The SDT ordered that Hall should be suspended from practice.

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SDT: Jimoh Adun

16 April 2018

The SDT ordered that Adun should be struck off the roll.

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SDT: Bernard David Francis Clarke

16 April 2018

The SDT ordered that Clarke should be struck off the roll.

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SDT: Michael Brendan O’Maoileoin

16 April 2018

The SDT ordered that O’Maoileoin should be struck off the roll.

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SDT: Jonathan Denton and Locke Lord (UK) LLP

16 April 2018

The SDT ordered that the second respondent should pay a fine of £500,000.

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Jailed solicitors thrown out of profession for PI claims fraud

13 April 2018By

Sanctions come after judge had said pair hid dishonesty behind ‘veneer of respectability’.

Solicitors reject lower standard of proof at SDT

11 April 2018By Gazette newsdesk

Over 90% of solicitors responding to a Law Society survey oppose the application of a lower standard of proof in disciplinary cases, ahead of a consultation on the subject expected soon.

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Asons chief would never have allowed suspicious activity, tribunal hears

11 April 2018By

Kamran Akram tells Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal that Bolton firm ‘probably grew too fast’.

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Asons director 'allowed' firm to become embroiled in fraudulent activity

10 April 2018By

Kamran Akram denies acting recklessly or lacking integrity.

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SDT: Nicholas John Carr, Stephen John Benson, Paul Andrew Brown, Mark Adrian Gibson, Jeremy Mark Green and Richard Mark Dean Webb

9 April 2018

The SDT was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the respondents’ admissions had been properly made.

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National firm and partners fined over transactions

6 April 2018By

Partners of Laytons Solicitors LLP did not realise they were breaching rules but accept fines.

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Yorkshire solicitor banned for propping up firm with client funds

4 April 2018By

Veteran practitioner said he was naive to take on too much as firm struggled to survive.

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Wills solicitor caught over £2k cheque 'needed the money'

3 April 2018By

Solicitor of more than 20 years attempted to hide true beneficiary from her firm.

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SDT: Stephen Charles Pickard

26 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Pickard should be struck off the roll.

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SDT: Andrew John Puddicombe

26 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Puddicombe should be struck off the role.

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SDT: Robert Mannering Sedgwick

26 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Sedgwick should be suspended from practice.

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SDT: Lorna Maud White

26 March 2018

The SDT ordered that White’s appeal should be dismissed.

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SDT: Christopher Robin Langford, Eric Michael Gummers, Paul Fuglio Garrard Amandini, Mark Timothy Johnstone and Howard Kennedy LLP (a firm)

26 March 2018

The first respondent was ordered to pay costs of £24,300 and the fifth respondent costs of £46,950.

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Lying solicitor banned after tribunal told stress is 'occupational hazard'

21 March 2018By

Insolvency specialist had failed to inform client about application hearing for summary judgment.

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Solicitor who made 443 improper legal aid claims is struck off

20 March 2018By

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal says Jimoh Adun took unfair advantage of the Legal Aid Agency in his professional capacity.

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SDT: Angela Caroline Hudson

19 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Hudson should be suspended from practice.

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SDT: John Mark O’Hara Walker

19 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Walker should be struck off the roll.

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SDT: Stewart Stocker

19 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Stocker should be struck off the roll.

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SDT: Andrew Paul Clinch

19 March 2018

The SDT ordered Clinch to pay costs of £50,000.

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Cobbetts bosses to pay £265,000 after investigation into firm's collapse

16 March 2018By

National firm entered administration in 2013 after struggling in the wake of the economic downturn.

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Law centre solicitor who secretly charged clients is banned

15 March 2018By

Lawyer pocketed fees of up to £200 from clients for asylum and immigration advice.

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SDT: Peter Naylor

12 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Naylor should be suspended from practice.

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SDT: Malik Mohammed Nazeer and Malik Mohammed Saleem

12 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Nazeer should pay a fine of £20,000 and be subject to conditions, and ordered that Saleem should be suspended.

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SDT: Alastair James Thomas Main

12 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Main should be suspended from practice and ordered to pay costs of £2,080.

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SDT: Shane Zeb Khattak

12 March 2018

The SDT refused Khattak’s application for revocation of a section 43 order.

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SDT: Ejaz Ahmad

12 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Ahmad should be struck off the role and ordered him to pay costs of £20,000.

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SDT: Nicholas John Peterken

12 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Peterken should be struck off the roll.

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SDT: Shadab Ahmed Khan

12 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Khan’s application for restoration to the roll should be refused.

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SDT: Mamoon Rashid Chaudhary

12 March 2018

The SDT ordered that Chaudhary should be struck off the roll and ordered to pay costs of £29,000.

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Integrity is 'more than mere honesty' CoA tells solicitors

8 March 2018By

Lord Justice Jackson establishes ‘definitive approach’ for handling misconduct issues involving professional people.

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Jailed solicitor caused 'colossal harm' to profession through scams

7 March 2018By

Members of the public duped into investing in schemes that never existed.

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SDT: Daniel Clarke

5 March 2018

The SDT ordered Clarke to pay costs of £7,500.

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SDT: Tony Kirton, Simon Andrew Clive Newbold, Zakia Khalid, Roy George and Adrian Michael Organ

5 March 2018

The first, second, third, fourth and fifth respondents were ordered to pay costs of £53,000.

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SDT: Leonard Agulannah Ejiofor

5 March 2018

Ejiofor was ordered by the SDT to pay costs of £6,220.

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SDT: Elizabeth Marion Emberton

5 March 2018

The SDT ordered Emberton should be struck off the role and ordered her to pay costs of £29,200.

Tony Roe

Misleading questions

5 March 2018By Tony Roe

A notable recent strike-off should serve to remind solicitors of their duties to the court.

Will

Solicitor banned after covering up inaction on woman's estate

28 February 2018By

Tribunal said experienced practitioner committed an ’unforgiveable breach of trust’.

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SDT rejects solicitor's strike-off agreement

27 February 2018By

Tribunal says evidence was insufficient to justify severest penalty for 44-year veteran.

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SDT: Ian James Douglas and Christopher James Cook

26 February 2018

The SDT ordered both respondents to pay 50% of costs of £10,100.

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SDT: Lutfur Rahman

26 February 2018

The SDT ordered that Lutfur Rahman should be struck off the roll

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SDT: Susan Louise Lowe

26 February 2018

The SDT ordered Lowe should be struck off and ordered her to pay costs of £15,393.

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SDT: Heer Manak Solicitors, Kulwant Singh Manak, Robin Heer, Balbir Singh Dahil, Pritpal Chahal, Rajbinder Kaur Dhillon

26 February 2018

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.

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SDT: Kulwant Singh Manak and Rajbinder Kaur Dhillon

26 February 2018

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.

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SDT: Andrew Lindsay and Marina Frankel

26 February 2018

The SDT ordered the first respondent was to pay £108,371 costs; the second respondent £42,056.

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Strike-off for false witness to mortgage documents

23 February 2018By

Client was out of the UK when solicitor was meant to have witnessed her signature.

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