Lawyer who admitted finding evidence in sexual abuse case ‘titillating’ struck off

A lawyer who admitted he found a young girl's evidence in a sexual abuse case "titillating" has been struck off by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT).

Published 16 October 2020

Solicitor fined £5,000 for inappropriate legal aid claims

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.

Published 16 July 2020

Solicitor Steven Lilly struck off after lying to boxer over appeal

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.

Published 5 June 2020

Solicitor fined £10,000 by SSDT following road traffic convictions

A solicitor has been found guilty of professional misconduct and fined £10,000 after being convicted of road traffic offences.

Published 5 February 2020

Three solicitors appointed to Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal

Solicitors David Dickson, Deborah Lovell and Vincent McGovern have been appointed to the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT).

Published 25 October 2019

SLCC calls for lower standard of proof in misconduct proceedings

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has said in response to the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal’s recent consultation on the standard of proof to be applied in misconduct proceedings that it should lower the standard of proof to the civil standard.

Published 5 July 2019

Solicitor John Fleming Hamilton struck off

A well-known Angus solicitor has been struck off after the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal found him guilty of professional misconduct.

Published 7 June 2019

Should civil standard of proof apply in professional misconduct cases?

The Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) has launched a consultation on the question of whether the civil standard of proof should apply in professional misconduct cases.

Published 1 April 2019

Solicitor who issued ‘contrived’ fee notes has practising certificate restricted

A solicitor has had his practising certificate restricted and has been fined and censured for professional misconduct, which included issuing "contrived" fee notes.

Published 12 February 2019