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IN THE MATTER OF A SOLICITOR NO.12 of 2008 sub nom B BRANDON v LAW SOCIETY

The Solicitors Regulation Authority had properly concluded that it was appropriate to impose a condition upon the appellant’s practising certificate that he should not practice as a sole practitioner.

16 September 2008


The appellant solicitor (B) appealed against a decision of the Solicitors Regulation Authority imposing conditions on his practising certificate and refusing to approve his status as the sole designated member of a limited liability partnership.

B had been suspended from practice. Following his suspension, he was issued with a practising certificate for the year 2005/6 that was subject to conditions that he could act as a solicitor only in employment or partnership, or as a member, office holder or shareowner of an incorporated solicitor’s practice, and not as a sole principal; and that he inform prospective employers or partners of that fact. In 2006, B set up a limited liability partnership with his partner (R), an arrangement that was approved by the Authority. Certificates in the same terms were issued for each of the following two years. R left the partnership in 2007 and B appealed against the continuation of the conditions and against the Authority’s refusal t...

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