Custodial sentence for criminal conveyancer
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Last week, the courts proved that they are getting tough on the criminal conveyancer and illegal activity within the legal profession when Antony David Preston, of Northwood, Middlesex, was jailed for 3 months and ordered to pay costs of £20,376.30 to the SRA.
Preston had been struck off back in 2012 when the SDT proved that he had mislead clients about the selling prices of properties in their conveyancing transactions and failed to inform those clients of the full and proper details of the transactions.
Despite being struck off the roll in October 2012, Preston’s illicit activities took place between November 2012 and May 2013. During this time, he falsely acted as a solicitor carrying out legal services including handling house purchases.
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