||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 126 (Mar)
|| EWHC 462 (Admin)
||Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)
Nicola Davies J
||Paul Mitchell (instructed by Parabis Law) for the appellants.
||Jonathan Goodwin, solicitor advocate (instructed by Jonathan Goodwin) for the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
||11 March 2011
Solicitor - Disciplinary proceedings - Disciplinary tribunal - Sanction - Employee stealing monies from client funds - Appellant solicitors pleading guilty to failure to supervise employee - Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal imposing penalty of £4,000 - Whether adequate reasons given for decision - Whether sanction appropriate.
Solicitor Disciplinary proceedings. The Administrative Court held that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal had failed to give adequate reasons for its apparent refusal to take into account any of the mitigating factors referred to in its judgment and in the particular circumstances of the instant case the imposition of a financial penalty was not appropriate.
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