Solicitor who overcharged estate by 574 per cent struck off

Tribunal lambasts ‘disgraceful’ misconduct that led to charity being deprived of bequest

07 Sep 2017

A solicitor who charged the estate of a deceased client 574 per cent more than the agreed 3 per cent has been struck off for dishonesty.

Christopher Greenman took £90,000 out of the estate instead of an estimated £11,125, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal found in SRA v Greenman, a sum which the 49-year-old solicitor knew was “manifestly excessive”.

Greenman earlier explained that the fees were justified because of the complexity of the matter and because he ha...

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