The non-practising solicitor has also been charged with ten offences of fraud and one of forgery

Exeter County Court has ordered a retired solicitor be subject to a 15-year bankruptcy restriction order for misappropriating funds from his clients' accounts, overcharging clients, and falsifying records to cover up his actions.

Simon Michael Armitage's restriction follows an investigation by the Insolvency Service to whom he is bound by 2030. He cannot manage or control a limited company during this period without leave of the court.

The investigation found Armitage's misappropriations occurred over the course of four years between 2009 and 2013 while trading as Armitage & Co Solicitors.

According to Law Socie...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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