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SDT allows solicitor who overturned strike-off to return to practice

A solicitor who successfully challenged her strike-off at the High Court can return to practice following a decision by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. A fresh tribunal said it would be “disproportionate” to strike off Rukhsana Kiani.

May 17th, 2016 | No Comments »

Firm shut down after solicitor who forged cheques as trainee is struck off

The Solicitors Regulation Authority last week shut down a north-west London law firm shortly after an accountant who went on to train as a solicitor at the firm was struck off for preparing fraudulent cheques and forging partners’ signatures.

June 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

Third time unlucky for solicitor as High Court rejects challenge to strike-off

It was third time unlucky for a solicitor whose striking-off had twice been overturned by the High Court, as Mr Justice Mostyn yesterday rejected his challenge to the latest decision to remove him from the roll.

November 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

Good news day for solicitors: both strike-offs and negligence claims fall

The number of solicitors struck off in the year to March dropped by 43%, while the number of negligence claims against solicitors reaching the High Court has also fallen, a flurry of new figures have shown.

July 9th, 2012 | No Comments »

TAG solicitor loses appeal against striking-off

A solicitor heavily involved with failed claims handler The Accident Group (TAG) has lost his appeal against a High Court decision to strike him off. Anthony Dennison had initially just been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

April 4th, 2012 | Comments Off on TAG solicitor loses appeal against striking-off

Escalating number of allegations over financial misconduct by firms, says SRA

Law firms are facing an escalating level of accusations over financial misconduct, with claims on the Solicitors Compensation Fund also doubling in a year to £163m, figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority have revealed.

February 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »

Record number of solicitors struck off

There has been a 47% jump in the number of solicitors struck off and the figure is now at its highest for over a decade, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has revealed. Some 84 solicitors were removed from the roll in the year to 30 April 2010, compared to 57 in the previous 12 months. It is the highest number since at least 1999, which is the furthest back Legal Futures has been able to trace.

October 22nd, 2010 | 2 Comments »