Saturday, 5 December 2009

Solicitors struck off

The High Court has ruled that the Solicitors' Disciplinary Tribunal was correct to strike off two partners in law firm Beresfords in relation to their handling of sick miner's claims under the Coal Health Compensation Scheme run by the government.

AS students - this is an example of the power of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to strike off solicitors from the roll if they find them guilty of serious misconduct. They can also impose a fine, suspend solicitors, or reprimand them.

The equivalent organisation for Barristers, the Senate of the Inns of Court, has similar powers.

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