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Successful representation of solicitor in Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

08 March 2010

Our team represented a solicitor in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal against whom the Solicitors Regulation Authority raised serious allegations of impropriety concerning non-disclosures upon applications for professional indemnity insurance. 

Recognising that our client was a successor practice and that there ought therefore to have been no obligation upon our client to make the large number of disclosures that the SRA alleged that he should have, our team successfully advanced technical arguments following which the Tribunal found the bulk of the case against our client not proved.  

If the allegations had all been found the penalty may have threatened our client’s ability to practise as a solicitor.  After our successful representation of his professional discipline claim, our client was ordered to pay only a modest fine.