Conveyancing assistant disqualified by SRA for misleading other side
The SRA found her actions dishonest and in breach of the SRA Principles
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 in you and the profession).
The SRA made Rampersaud subject to a disqualification order, which prevents her from holding any of the following roles in a licensed practice: head of legal practice, head of finance and administration, manager or employee.
Rampersaud was also ordered to pay the SRA’s costs of £600.