A solicitor on the verge of bankruptcy has been struck off for dishonesty and said he would appeal

A solicitor on the verge of bankruptcy has been struck off for dishonesty after misusing almost £200,000 worth of client money and attempting to mislead the court. 

Nicholas Whiffen, who was admitted to the roll in 1997, was a sole practitioner at Kent firm Hesling Henriques solicitors at the time of the accounts rules breaches and other regulatory breaches.

He had wrongly held £154,000 in unpaid disbursements and client damages of more than £12,000 in office account; and allowed payments amounting to £30,000 from client account when he should not have done. 

Whiffen also took steps to mislead the court by signing a witness statement verified by a statement of truth in support of an app...

Nicola Laver
Editor
Solicitors Journal

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