You are here

Christopher Grierson struck off by Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Former Hogan Lovells partner ordered to pay costs of £14,000.

1 November 2012

Add comment

Christopher Grierson was struck off yesterday by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and ordered to pay costs of £14,000.

The former Hogan Lovells partner was jailed in May 2012 for three years for fraud. He was convicted of four offences of furnishing false information contrary to S17 (1)(b) of the Theft Act 1968.

Grierson admitted to making 57 false or misleading expense claims amounting to £1.27m between January 2008 and May 2011.

Grierson was expelled from his firm in May 2011 after a fellow partner queried a £42,000 travel claim he submitted that turned out to have been made against a dormant account.

In February 2012, former Ince & Co partner Andrew Iyer was also struck off by the disciplinary body after admitting he stole nearly £3m from his firm. He was ordered to pay costs of just under £12,000.

Categorised in:

Finance Risk & Compliance HR