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Practice - Intervention by Law Society - Intervention into limited liability partnership practice - Intervention against claimant withdrawn by consent - Regulatory authority holding legal aid moneys on statutory trust - Claiming asserting entitlement to moneys for work conducted as partner in previous partnership - Whether moneys subject to statutory trust - Solicitors Act 1974, Sch 1, para 6

19 August 2015

Williams v Law Society of England and Wales2015] EWHC 2302 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 360

Ch D: Sir William Blackburne sitting as a judge of the Chancery Division

30 July 2015

Where an intervention took place into a solicitor’s practice and a resolution was made under paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the Solicitors Act 1974 for the vesting of moneys in connection with the solicitors current or former practice, it was moneys connected with that solicitor’s activities as a solicitor which vested in the Society.

Sir William Blackburne so held in the Chancery Division when considering an application by the claimant, Andrew Williams, to enforce the terms of a consent order in Tomlin form made by his Lordship on 16 December 2014. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) intervened, on behalf of the defendant, the Law Society of England and Wales, into the ...

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