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Aamer Anwar has been found not guilty of professional misconduct by the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT). Following a four-year investigation, the tribunal cleared him of any wrongdoing.

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A solicitor who encouraged a client to invest in a firm that had links to a rogue businessman has been struck off for professional misconduct by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT). Kenneth Macleod, 85, used funds to invest in the company in the knowledge police had raised serious co

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Former SNP MP and solicitor Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh has been found guilty of professional misconduct for a second time by the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal. Ms Ahmed-Sheikh, 50, was found guilty of “recklessness by omission” during her tenure as the designated cashroom part

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An Aberdeen solicitor who fell on hard times was spared being struck off after being found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to pay two advocates for their work. Solicitor Graeme Murray was found guilty by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) in May 2018, but the decision

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The Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) has dismissed an appeal from a journalist who complained that he was threatened by a solicitor. The tribunal upheld the determination of the Law Society's professional conduct subcommittee (PCSC), which cleared Kilmarnock solicitor Neil McPherson o

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A solicitor has been fined £10,000 after he failed to timeously raise and proceed with a divorce action on behalf of his client. Quinton Muir, 53, was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) after failing to carry out proceedings over

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A lawyer who assisted in running a £1.6 million scheme to defraud vulnerable people out of their homes has been struck off. John Craxton, 60, was hired by Edwin Mclaren, 55, who targeted householders in financial difficulty and induced them to transfer ownership in their homes unknowingly.&nbs

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The Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) has launched a consultation on whether expenses should be calculated and taxed with reference to the last published Law Society’s table of fees or whether it should update them. It says of the table: "It is very old and its use is not approve

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A solicitor and part-time sheriff has been found guilty of professional misconduct. Mark Thorley was censured by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) for his behaviour in a dispute between a couple over property.

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A solicitor who tried to claim legal aid in respect of food and drink purchases has been found guilty of professional misconduct and fined £5,000. Duncan Burd, 58, was, however, not found to have been dishonest by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT).

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A Scots lawyer who lied to a former world champion boxer about his chances of a successful appeal while he was in prison has been struck off. Steven Lilly was sacked from his job after former featherweight champion Scott Harrison, 42, (referred to as "Mr A") lodged a complaint.

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