2020-03-27T06:47:00+00:00By John Hyde
Timothy Ackrel had been ‘under the thumb’ of beneficiaries who enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle from his services.
16 March 2020
Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).
2020-03-13T12:28:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Solicitor sent letters to tour operators containing incorrect and misleading information.
2020-03-11T16:05:00+00:00By John Hyde
Practitioner convicted at magistrates’ court agrees strike-off after legal career lasting almost 40 years.
2020-03-10T09:19:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Tribunal found the solicitor’s conduct was a ‘complete departure from the integrity and probity required from solicitors’.
9 March 2020
2020-03-06T09:44:00+00:00By John Hyde
Judgment concludes Person A was ‘prone to exaggeration and embellishment'.
2020-03-04T10:50:00+00:00By John Hyde
Solicitor struck off and ordered to pay £55,000 after putting referrers’ interests above those of his clients.
2 March 2020By Eduardo Reyes
A record number of sexual harassment and assault cases came before the SDT in 2019, with more promised in 2020. Is this tribunal the proper forum for these cases and how is it coping in what is unfamiliar territory? Eduardo Reyes reports
2 March 2020
2020-02-25T17:18:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Solicitor for former Freshfields partner confirms grounds to appeal were filed last Wednesday.
2020-02-24T10:34:00+00:00By John Hyde
Colin Grooms was also found to have failed to co-operate with the legal ombudsman over a client complaint.
24 February 2020
2020-02-19T15:35:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Aurang Khattak was struck off the roll of solicitors in 2012 following repeated breaches of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules.
17 February 2020
2020-02-14T17:04:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Ieuan Michael Jones was found to have overcharged clients to keep the firm afloat and financially benefit.
2020-02-14T09:52:00+00:00By John Hyde
Charles Myers also sought to destroy documents by putting them through the shredder.
2020-02-12T16:23:00+00:00By John Hyde
Catherine Sandbach agrees to be struck off the roll of solicitors.
2020-02-11T20:53:00+00:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds Somerset practitioner was entitled to believe at the time that fees were correct.
10 February 2020
2020-02-04T16:18:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder in Croydon
Solicitors Regulation Authority claimed £343,957 in costs, which tribunal reduced to £200,000.
2020-02-04T15:41:00+00:00By John Hyde
John Leonard Turner offers wholehearted apology ahead of being struck off for dishonesty.
2020-02-03T10:49:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
The tribunal found the solicitor had ‘taken advantage’ of an ‘inherently vulnerable’ client.
3 February 2020
2020-01-30T09:34:00+00:00By John Hyde
Regulator ordered to pay solicitor Nabeel Sheikh’s £63,000 costs after failed attempt to prosecute.
2020-01-27T11:34:00+00:00By John Hyde
East London practitioner also found to have allowed firm to be used as banking facility for property investor.
27 January 2020
Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal)
2020-01-24T09:58:00+00:00By John Hyde
Practitioner claimed not to know of duty to report.
2020-01-21T10:17:00+00:00By John Hyde
Former Cardiff head of clinical negligence is removed from profession after finding of dishonesty.
20 January 2020
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 in Croydon
General counsel's role was to ensure firm complied with regulatory obligations.
2019-12-17T06:28:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder in Croydon
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 in Croydon
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
2019-12-06T16:15:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder in Croydon
Former London managing partner acknowledges that correspondence read cold several years later 'looks odd'.
2019-12-05T09:29:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder in Croydon
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 in Croydon
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 in Croydon
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.
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