Case archive



Scots lawyer fined £2,500 over failure to act in client’s best interests in property deal

A Scots lawyer who acted on behalf of a woman who was seeking to buy her estranged husband’s share in their former matrimonial home so she could remain in the property with her children, while also acting for the woman’s new partner who had agreed to fund the purchase and let the property to her until she could afford to obtain a mortgage, has been found guilty of “professional misconduct”.

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 24 February 2020

Scots lawyer censured over ‘derogatory and offensive’ emails to former client

A Scots lawyer who became embroiled in a “tense and heated” exchange of emails with a former client in which the solicitor said “what would you expect from a pig but a grunt” has been found guilty of “professional misconduct”.

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 12 February 2020

Scots lawyer who tweeted ‘sectarian’ comments about Orange Walks fined £6,000

A Scots lawyer who published a series of comments on social media referring to Orange Walks in “discriminatory, sectarian, derogatory, and offensive” terms has been fined £6,000.

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 7 February 2020

Scots lawyer who acted in mortgage fraud case struck off over failure to act in client’s best interests

A Scots lawyer who represented an elderly victim of a mortgage fraudster has been struck off the solicitors’ roll after being found guilty of “professional misconduct” over his failure to act his client’s best interests.

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 3 February 2020

Scottish solicitor fined £5,000 over delay in administering executry

A Scots lawyer who delayed administering the estate of a deceased client of his firm after having failed to make proper attempts to contact the beneficiary has been fined £5,000.

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 2 July 2019

Former sheriff struck off solicitors’ roll for 'professional misconduct’

A former sheriff has been struck off the solicitors’ roll for a “catalogue of serious and reprehensible behaviour”.

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 26 February 2019

Scots lawyer fined £7,500 for failing to act in client’s best interests 

A Scottish solicitor who failed to progress a case on behalf of a client who was suing his former employer has been fined £7,500. Quinton Muir, 51, was found guilty of “professional misconduct” by

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 15 January 2019

Scots lawyer struck off following embezzlement conviction

A Scots lawyer convicted of embezzling more than £20,000 of clients’ money has been struck off the solicitors’ roll by the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT).

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 11 January 2019

Scots lawyer who failed to pay counsel struck off for professional misconduct

A sole practitioner who failed to pay counsel for work done in relation to a number of cases has been struck off the solicitors’ roll.

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 29 November 2018

Scots lawyer struck off for ‘outrageous overcharging’ of clients

A Scots lawyer who overcharged clients by thousands of pounds, including one case which resulted in £116,000 compensation being paid out from the Law Society of Scotland’s client protection fund, has been struck off the roll of solicitors after being guilty of “professional misconduct”.

Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal 26 November 2018