|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| 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.