Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 284 (Oct)
Court: Divisional Court
Judge:

Kennedy LJ and Pitchers J

Representation The appellant appeared in person.
  Geoffrey Williams of JST Mackintosh, Liverpool, for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 21 October 2002

Catchwords

Solicitors - Disciplinary proceedings - Solicitor's Disciplinary Tribunal - Tribunal striking solicitor off roll for misconduct - Solicitor conducting case before licensing justices without practising certificate - Requirement for practising certificate.

The Case

A solicitor had been guilty of misconduct in conducting proceedings before the licensing justices without a practising certificate, without bringing that fact to the justices' notice, since the justices' court equated to a court of summary jurisdiction and had been entitled to know the truth of the matter before determining whether to grant the solicitor rights of audience.

Practice Areas

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