|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 104 (Jan)|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court|
Saunders J (judgment delivered extempore)
|Representation||Nicholas Riddle (instructed by Bowcock Cuerden, Cheshire) for the applicants.|
|Nicholas Peacock (instructed Beven Brittain LLP, Bristol) for the Law Society.|
|Judgment Dates:||19 January 2009|
Solicitor - Compensation fund - Grant from fund to relieve loss or hardship suffered in consequence of solicitor's dishonesty - Law Society's policy in relation to grants from fund - Applicants depositing large sum of money with solicitor to facilitate loan arrangement - Solicitor dishonestly appropriating applicants' money - Law Society refusing to compensate applicants on grounds that applicants' recklessness justifying 100% reduction in compensation otherwise payable - Whether Law Society's decision lawful - .