On 16 June 2017, the Adjudication Panel decided to intervene into the practices of Kuldip Singh and Claire Diana Roberts, practising at S J Solicitors LLP, formerly at 604 Green Lane, Ilford, Essex IG3 9SQ.

The grounds for intervention were: in relation to the practices of Singh and Roberts, there was reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of Singh in connection with his practice as a solicitor; Singh and Roberts had failed to comply with rules made under sections 31 and 32 of the Solicitors Act 1974.

In relation to the practice of S J Solicitors LLP: there was reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of Singh, a manager of the firm, in connection with the firm’s business; there had been failure by Singh and Roberts, the firm’s managers, to comply with rules made under section 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985.

Karen Thompson of Lester Aldridge, Russell House, Oxford Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EX, tel: 01202 786341, email: interventions@LA-Law.com, has been appointed as the Society’s agent. The date of intervention was 20 June 2017.

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

Singh has indicated that he intends to challenge the intervention decision.