Maitland-Hudson v SRA [2019] EWHC 67 (Admin)

Dishonest solicitor "The Appellant appeals against findings of misconduct and dishonesty made against him by ... the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal ... Pursuant to those findings, on 2 May 2018 the Appellant was struck off the Roll of Solicitors and ordered to pay the SRA's costs, including £300,000 by way of interim payment. The Tribunal found the Appellant to have been guilty of misconduct "at the highest level", characterised as "deliberate, calculated and repeated… over a number of years". It was aggravated by the Appellant's dishonesty and attempts to defend his conduct. The appeal is based on grounds of alleged procedural unfairness, specifically that the Appellant, a litigant in person, was substantially impaired in his ability to defend himself, to the extent that he admitted himself to hospital. Despite the fact that consultant psychiatrist experts on both sides found that the Appellant was unable to represent himself, the Tribunal refused to dismiss the proceedings on the basis of "incurable unfairness" or even to stay or adjourn their remainder."

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Full judgment: BAILII!

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Date: 24/1/19🔍

Court: High Court (Administrative Court)🔍

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Parties:

  • Alexis Maitland-Hudson🔍
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority🔍

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Published: 1/2/19

Cached: 2019-09-15 16:03:08