2020-06-04T08:32:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal says Stephen Deakin acted without integrity by abandoning client matters.
2020-06-03T08:37:00+01:00By John Hyde
High Court rules that tribunal had followed the correct process and came to the right conclusion.
2020-06-01T15:48:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Partner failed to advise clients about 'obvious pitfalls' of off-plan developments.
2020-05-28T10:54:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Neither one's health nor one's junior position justify culpable dishonesty, says regulator.
2020-05-27T13:46:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner said he was acting in client’s interests and planned to get retrospective approval.
2020-05-26T06:36:00+01:00By John Hyde
South Wales litigation solicitor ‘reluctantly’ agrees to be struck off over misleading mediation statements.
18 May 2020
Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).
2020-05-14T08:15:00+01:00By John Hyde
SDT says non-parties to cases cannot have an automatic right to see documents used in prosecutions.
2020-05-12T06:21:00+01:00By John Hyde
Barbara Gribbin said she was ‘stupid enough’ to agree to the scheme as she struggled to run practice.
2020-05-11T13:28:00+01:00By John Hyde
JLD chair says the regulator must review its policy on junior lawyers who report mental health issues.
11 May 2020
11 May 2020By Jemma Slingo,
Hearings in long-running disciplinary case against firm and three former executives concluded last week.
2020-05-07T11:27:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Solicitors Regulation Authority defends prosecution as substantive hearing draws to a close.
2020-05-06T12:26:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Messages were taken out of context and out of order, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hears.
2020-05-05T12:23:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Firm's closing submissions warn of 'chilling effect' from any finding of misconduct.
2020-05-04T14:59:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Many relationships in law firms form between junior and senior colleagues, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hears.
4 May 2020
2020-05-02T13:24:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Management committee 'took counsel' on whether to report Gary Senior case to regulator, tribunal told.
2020-05-01T11:20:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Tribunal hears that general counsel was kept out of decision-making circle over settlement agreement.
2020-04-30T08:26:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds Cheshire lawyer did sufficient due diligence on schemes and their promoters.
2020-04-28T06:50:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Former HR chief said the situation was 'very hard to manage' with Gary Senior still in the office.
2020-04-27T12:37:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Former human resources head says he was not involved in sanctioning Gary Senior.
27 April 2020
2020-04-22T08:08:00+01:00By John Hyde
Claire Matthews says she wants to highlight mental health issues in the legal profession.
2020-04-21T08:38:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal decision follows magistrates' court 2018 conviction for dishonesty.
2020-04-20T10:38:00+01:00By John Hyde
Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal says David Grant committed a ‘monumental’ breach of trust.
20 April 2020
2020-04-17T11:06:00+01:00By John Hyde
Capsticks did not report junior over conduct deemed so serious she needed to be struck off.
2020-04-17T10:12:00+01:00By John Hyde
Solicitor had been out with work colleagues and said he was called away by family emergency.
2020-04-15T12:03:00+01:00By John Hyde
Hunt is on to trace former junior lawyer who was banned by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
2020-04-14T15:51:00+01:00By John Hyde
Michael Wilson and Sean Rogers each sanctioned after shortages found on firm’s accounts.
2020-04-08T12:24:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Unfair for final respondent to give evidence via video link, Jonathan Laidlaw QC tells tribunal.
2020-04-07T09:21:00+01:00By John Hyde
Plans being made for most SDT cases in the coming weeks to be heard remotely.
2020-04-07T00:01:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner had been qualified for less than a year when she lied to her firm about what had happened to sensitive documents.
6 April 2020
30 March 2020
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
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 2020
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
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
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
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