•  Application 11608A-2017
  • Hearing 13 March 2018
  • Reasons 13 March 2018

The SDT ordered that the eighth respondent should pay a fine of £2,500.

In his role at Cobbetts LLP, the eighth respondent had failed to ensure that the insurance proposal form included comprehensive information in respect of the SRA’s involvement with the firm at the time it was signed on 13 August 2012, and had thereby exhibited manifest incompetence and acted in breach of principle 6 of the SRA Principles 2011.

The matter was dealt with by way of the agreed outcome procedure.

The SDT had reviewed all the material before it and was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the eighth respondent’s admissions had been properly made.

The level of fine proposed for the eighth respondent was appropriate and proportionate having regard to his level of culpability.

The eighth respondent was ordered to pay costs of £3,000.