Custodial sentence for criminal conveyancer

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30 September 2014


Implement a Lawyer Checker search into your conveyancing regimen

Think you know who you are dealing with?

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.

Be armed with information about who you are dealing with; implement a Lawyer Checker search into your conveyancing regimen today and see the benefits of being able to assure your client that you are adhering to Rule 10 whilst protecting the profession and your firms integrity.

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