Lawyer struck off for unregulated divorce practice

28 Aug 2019

A family lawyer has been struck off after creating an unregulated online divorce service in order to avoid sharing the revenues with his firm.

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) found that Stephen Anthony Hogan was practising without authorisation or insurance for four years, and without a practising certificate in the last six months.

A consultant solicitor at dispersed firm Setfords, Hogan diverted leads away from the firm to his online venture, Divorce Assistant. The SDT said his motivation was “personal financial gain”.

Hogan worked for Setfords between June 2013 and December 2015, and established Divorce Assistant in May 2014, operating up until May 2018. Durin...

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