Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 111 (Apr)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Divisional Court)

Moses LJ, Holland and Walker JJ

Representation Roger Barlett (instructed by Achillea & Co) for the solicitor.
  Geoffrey Williams QC (instructed by the Law Society) for the Law Society.
Judgment Dates: 7 April 2006


Solicitor - Disciplinary proceedings - Disciplinary tribunal - Admissible evidence - Standard of proof - Solicitor involved in fraudulent transaction - Solicitor's client losing money - Client bringing proceedings against solicitor in Chancery Division - Judge in Chancery Division ruling solicitor dishonest - Law Society investigating - Law Society making application that solicitor be required to answer allegations of conduct unbefitting a solicitor - Allegations set out in r 4 statement - Solicitors' Disciplinary Tribunal permitting Law Society to adduce Chancery Division judgment in evidence - Whether tribunal wrong to admit judgment in evidence - Whether Chancery Division judgment influencing tribunal's decision to strike solicitor of roll - Whether r 4 statement adequate - Whether conclusions of tribunal justified - Solicitors Rules 1990.

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