A conveyancing assistant has been disqualified under section 99 of the Legal Services Act 2007 and ordered to pay £600 costs, after she misled opponent solicitors about the progress of a conveyancing matter.

Rima Rampersaud was employed as a conveyancing assistant by Guardian Wills and Probate Services Ltd in Potters Bar and had been with the company since August 2014.

It was found that between 5 March 2019 and 8 August 2019, the conveyancing assistant sent four emails on a client matter which misled opponent solicitors about the progress of a conveyancing matter. The SRA ruled that her conduct was dishonest and breached SRA Principles 2 (act with integrity) and 6 (behave in a way that maintains the public’s trust...

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