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Solicitor struck off after ‘heinous’ attempt to cover up litigation error

A solicitor whose corporate client had a summary judgment entered against them because he failed to attend a court hearing has been struck off after making a false statement denying he knew about it in advance. He claimed that the pressure of litigation contributed to his conduct.

March 19th, 2018 | No Comments »

Personal injury lawyer struck off for telling staff to fake signatures

A personal injury lawyer who persuaded other employees to fake client signatures and lied about it in court has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Lesley Dee Layton also “directed the creation” of a claim form containing an accident date “which she knew to be untrue”.

October 24th, 2017 | No Comments »

Solicitor fined for making false claims in litigation “while suffering mental illness”

A solicitor has been fined £7,500 for making false claims about being in possession of documents in personal injury cases – misconduct which a psychiatrist attributed to an illness that temporarily affected her ability to work.

June 7th, 2017 | No Comments »

Solicitor removed from roll after setting up unregulated insurer to provide clients with ATE

A personal injury solicitor who set up an unregulated offshore insurance company to provide after-the-event policies for clients has removed himself from the roll after making an unusual deal with the Solicitors Regulation Authority that means it is the equivalent of being struck off.

August 20th, 2012 | Comments Off on Solicitor removed from roll after setting up unregulated insurer to provide clients with ATE