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
Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).
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.
2020-10-05T10:57:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal hears glowing character references for 'highly respected and competent' criminal lawyer.
5 October 2020
2020-10-02T11:11:00+01:00By John Hyde
Consultant who sent a message trying to reduce case mounting against her is struck off.
2020-10-02T09:52:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
No sanction for conscientious trainee who billed for work she had not yet done.
28 September 2020
2020-09-21T14:08:00+01:00By John Hyde
Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal also imposes indefinite ban on making further applications.
21 September 2020
2020-09-18T11:03:00+01:00By John Hyde
Plymouth sole practitioner is banned after overcharging clients and disguising illicit transfers.
2020-09-17T08:27:00+01:00By John Hyde
Sole practitioner had first tribunal decision quashed, but a second panel came to same decision.
2020-09-16T10:49:00+01:00By John Hyde
Former youth leader described as a 'mixed bag who has done much evil but also much good'.
2020-09-11T08:30:00+01:00By John Hyde
Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal finds it does not need to stop Essex solicitor from practising.
2020-09-11T08:23:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
City firms warns of sexual harassment taking place via email.
2020-09-07T14:44:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Timing of payments matched those times when the office account needed injections of cash, tribunal hears.
2020-09-07T09:26:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner at now defunct Cardiff firm was convicted under money laundering regulations in 2018.
7 September 2020
2020-09-04T10:28:00+01:00By John Hyde
Regulator sought £22,500 in ‘straightforward’ case but got less than half.
2020-09-04T10:20:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
SDT publishes its full reasoning in the case over the conduct of former London managing partner Gary Senior.
2020-09-02T13:05:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal says it is to look in detail at links between outcomes and the profile of those prosecuted.
2020-08-28T14:18:00+01:00By John Hyde
West London solicitor altered 36 forms with the intention of underpaying, tribunal finds.
2020-08-28T10:32:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Fee earner signed client's statement in order to meet court deadlines.
2020-08-27T11:42:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Sole practitioner failed to comply with money laundering obligations, according to statement of agreed facts.
2020-08-21T08:21:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
SRA says case of Michael Azuka Otobo, struck off in 2009, had nothing to do with Black Lives Matter.
2020-08-19T08:09:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Partner with client base in Russia and Ukraine did not adequately investigate source of funds.
2020-08-17T09:18:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Former associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton failed to inform the SRA about second police caution.
2020-08-05T11:15:00+01:00By John Hyde
Mahesh Chouhan found himself in charge of a firm with no real understanding of the role, tribunal finds.
3 August 2020
2020-07-30T10:44:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds solicitor’s misconduct was deliberate and lasted for seven months.
2020-07-29T11:52:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Cheshire-based trainee says she was suffering from workplace anxiety as a result of pressure from colleagues.
2020-07-29T10:23:00+01:00By John Hyde
Problems became clear when Alan Fitzpatrick tried to sell his practice to another firm.
2020-07-24T15:03:00+01:00By John Hyde
In 2019, the tribunal sat for 308 days and heard 144 cases; in 2018 it sat for 266 days to hear 168 cases.
2020-07-22T06:08:00+01:00By John Hyde
Julian Critchlow was 'inept and bumbling' as he made unwanted approaches to junior member of staff, tribunal hears.
2020-07-15T10:04:00+01:00By John Hyde
London solicitor is struck off after saying he had no defence to dishonesty allegations.
13 July 2020
2020-07-02T09:18:00+01:00By John Hyde
Cheshire solicitor was identified as gangsters’ 'go-to' for helping to facilitate illegal deals.
2020-06-26T09:15:00+01:00By John Hyde
Newly-qualified solicitor said he had a propensity to speak his mind on social media without considering the consequences.
2020-06-25T09:04:00+01:00By John Hyde
Former law firm manager fined after he allowed disbursement from public funds to be retained.
2020-06-24T10:23:00+01:00By John Hyde
West London solicitor is struck off after admitting her conduct was dishonest.
2020-06-22T22:29:00+01:00By John Hyde
Senior partner of Merseyside firm accepted he had a duty to flag up obvious risks which came to his attention.
22 June 2020
2020-06-15T14:35:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Respondents in high-profile prosecution tried to claim £3m in costs from the regulator.
By Jemma Slingo
2020-06-15T08:37:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Former partner seeks £1.6m + VAT in costs after allegations against him were dismissed last week.
15 June 2020
2020-06-12T14:56:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Gary Senior has also agreed to pay £40,000 to cover prosecution costs.
2020-06-12T09:32:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Tribunal finds allegation against ex-Baker McKenzie London managing partner proved. But the firm is cleared.
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