Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and interventions

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

White & Case

Regulator secures record £250k fine against global firm White & Case

19 July 2017By

Tribunal also approves £50,000 partner fine after prosecution over conflict of interest and confidentiality.

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Solicitor kept client damages while waiting for legal aid contract

18 July 2017By

Held-back compensation was spent on holiday and dozens of online bets.

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Solicitor falsified six letters to cover inaction

17 July 2017By

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal strikes off solicitor who agreed the facts and outcome of his case.

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Solicitor-turned-salesman must pay £14k bill despite pleading poverty

17 July 2017By

Struck-off solicitor found to have sufficient interest in property to be able to pay 2013 costs.

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SDT: ​Roland Ivor Cassam and Peter Rhidian Lewis

17 July 2017

Cassam was ordered to pay costs of £15,575; Lewis was ordered to pay costs of £3,000.

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SDT: ​Stefano Enrico Mario Lucatello

17 July 2017

Lucatello was ordered to pay costs of £2,500.

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SDT: ​Paul Michael Dalowsky and Andrew Philip Walker

17 July 2017

Dalowsky and Walker were ordered to pay costs of £16,000, to be paid on the basis of joint and several liability.

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SDT: ​Rajwinder Kaur Bharya

17 July 2017

Bharya was ordered to pay costs of £4,591.

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SRA intervention: King Solicitors

17 July 2017

Intervention follows death of sole practitioner, intending to protect the interests of King’s clients.

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Harman demands answers on MoD influence on Leigh Day case

13 July 2017By

Former solicitor general writes to attorney general asking for disclosure of correspondence with SRA.

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SRA intervention: SJ Solicitors LLP

10 July 2017

The practising certificates of Singh and Roberts are suspended as a result of the intervention.

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SRA intervention: Valleys Law

10 July 2017

Price’s practising certificate has been suspended as a result of the intervention.

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SRA intervention: Maus Solicitors

10 July 2017

The practising certificates of Agada and Weston have been suspended as a result of the intervention.

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SRA intervention: Coops Law Ltd

10 July 2017

Majid’s current practising certificate has been suspended with immediate effect.

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Solicitor who misled SRA over PII policy is struck off

29 June 2017By

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal was also satisfied Venkateshwarlu Bandla abandoned his firm.

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Martyn Day – check you are covered against SRA

26 June 2017By

Cleared Leigh Day senior partner fires a warning on insurance cover following high-profile tribunal hearing.

High Court overturns 'unfair' SDT decision to strike off solicitor

22 June 2017By

Judge finds 'serious procedural irregularity' in dishonesty finding.

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'Good solicitor working incredibly hard' fined £5k for disbursement errors

21 June 2017By

Disciplinary tribunal says Rosalind Diana Kathleen Dunning failed to devote attention to management of practice.

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SDT strikes off Clyde & Co associate who concealed case mistakes

20 June 2017By

Tribunal finds Rajpal Ahluwalia sent misleading updates to client and insurance broker.

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Cleared Leigh Day team keen to get back to work

19 June 2017By

Human rights law firm want to refocus after long tribunal hearing.

SDT: ​Patricia Rosaleen Scully, Alasdair James Brown and Steven Nacarlo

19 June 2017

Scully, Brown and Nacarlo were ordered to pay costs of £15,000 on the basis of joint and several liability.

SDT: ​Frederick Brian Broadbridge and Stephen Peter Grimes

19 June 2017

Broadbridge and Grimes were ordered to pay costs of £48,655, on the basis of joint and several liability.

SDT: John Barrie Wilson

19 June 2017

Wilson was ordered to pay costs of £28,000.

SDT: ​Syed Tauseef Rizvi

19 June 2017

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SDT: Anthony Sheil

19 June 2017

Sheil voluntarily removed from the roll.

SDT: ​Clyde & Co LLP, Christopher Duffy, Simon Gamblin and Nick Purnell

19 June 2017

The respondents were ordered to pay costs of £82,454 on the basis of joint and several liability.

SDT: ​David Christopher James Barr

19 June 2017

Barr was ordered to pay costs of £32,659.

SDT: ​Ryszard Witold John Pietrowski

19 June 2017

Pietrowski was ordered to pay costs of £1,951.50.

SDT: ​Hashok Kumar Parmar

19 June 2017

Parmar was ordered to pay costs of £4,000.

SDT: ​Alan Richard Birkbeck

19 June 2017

Birkbeck was ordered to pay costs of £3,453.

SRA intervention: ​Clinch Solicitors Limited

19 June 2017

Mr Clinch’s current practising certificate has been suspended with immediate effect.

SRA intervention: Crescent Law

19 June 2017

The practising certificates of Uddin and Abid are suspended as a result of intervention.

Solicitor struck off - again - after facilitating diamond deals

16 June 2017By

Naresh Chopra, restored to the roll in 2004, deceived lenders over who was carrying out work.

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Veteran conveyancing solicitor couldn't account for missing £148k

15 June 2017By

Tribunal strikes off principal who had admitted a string of accounting rule breaches.

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SRA downbeat on immediate changes to standard of proof

14 June 2017By

Regulator urged Bar Standards Board to press ahead with civil standard to put interests of the public first.

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Leigh Day and its lawyers cleared of all 19 charges

12 June 2017By

Decision follows seven-week hearing into misconduct allegations relating to the handling of Iraq claims.

SDT: Kamar Abbas Khan

12 June 2017

Khan was ordered to pay costs of £24,500.

SDT: ​Alan George Hutson and Rachel Mary Hutson

12 June 2017

Hustons were ordered to be jointly and severally liable for costs of £27,132.

SDT: ​Susan Anita Barrington-Binns

12 June 2017

Barrington-Binns ordered to pay costs of £6,000.

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Leigh Day - questions will be asked of the SRA

9 June 2017By

Exoneration of Leigh Day entitles solicitors to ask questions of the regulator.

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Ill solicitor whose judgement was impaired is fined £7,500 for misconduct

8 June 2017By

Tribunal hears Rajwinder Bharya was suffering from an illness which was known to cause cognitive impairment.

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Fine for divorce lawyer who said litigant in person behaved 'like a fisherwoman'

7 June 2017By

SRA agrees fine after solicitor admitted misconduct in emails sent to opponent representing herself in matrimonial case.

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SDT: Habibullah Khan

5 June 2017

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

SDT: Keith Freer

5 June 2017

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

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SDT: Leslie Olayinka Olojugba Charles

5 June 2017

The SDT ordered Charles to pay a fine of £1,000, and further ordered that he should not practise as a sole practitioner or sole manager or sole owner of an authorised or recognised body.

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SDT: Alan Richard Birkbeck

5 June 2017

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

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SDT: ​Ryszard Witold John Pietrowski

5 June 2017

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

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SRA intervention: Heaney Watson Limited

5 June 2017

The latest intervention made by the regulator.

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Leigh Day’s fate in hands of SDT ruling

5 June 2017By

Human rights firm faces decision at SDT.

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'Where's Wally?': final pleadings in Leigh Day case

2 June 2017By

Tribunal members will give their verdict as early as Thursday.

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Leigh Day: SRA can't rely on Shiner to nail us

1 June 2017By

Day 20 of the longest tribunal case on record closes with defence halfway through closing submissions.

Members of Leigh Day arrive at Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Leigh Day: tribunal hears of 'orchestration' of defence

1 June 2017By

Regulator completes closing submission on day 19 of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hearing.

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Leigh Day: SRA denies prosecution will open floodgates

31 May 2017By

Contention comes on day 19 of tribunal hearing as closing submissions begin.

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Former government solicitor banned for backdating court document

25 May 2017By

Treasury Solicitor practitioner says misconduct was an 'aberration' but tribunal strikes him off.

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Solicitor fined £7.5k - with four times that in costs

25 May 2017By

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal orders Daniel Mun Kin Tang to pay £32,469 in costs for 'more than sloppy' conduct.

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Leigh Day: Junior solicitor 'massively regrets' destroying document

23 May 2017By

Anna Crowther denies wrongdoing as she tells tribunal she did not attach importance to translation.

SRA intervention: Asons Solicitors Ltd

22 May 2017

Practitioner Akram failed to comply with the SRA Principles 2011 and the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

SRA intervention: Saints Solicitors LLP

22 May 2017

Firm failed to comply with the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 and SRA Principles 2011.

SRA intervention: MKM Solicitors

22 May 2017

SRA intervening after partnership’s failure to comply with the rules made under sections 31 and 32 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended).

SRA intervention: Hellewell Pasley & Brewer

22 May 2017

Partnership suspended from practice with immediate effect.

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