Solicitor B was charged with 10 charges of misconduct, 4 of those charges alleged dishonesty. After a hearing lasting 5 days, Mr Kendal exposed a major failure of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority to disclose relevant unused material. Several charges were consequently struck out, dismissed or withdrawn. Notwithstanding a finding of dishonesty on one charge, B was suspended for 2 years only. There was no order for costs.
Cases | 19 Jan 15