Gruber, Howard Philip—121584

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Sanction—25 August 2017


Decision - sanction

Outcome: Rebuke

Outcome date: 25 August 2017

Published date: 12 October 2017

Firm details

Firm or organisation at date of publication

Name: Abacus Solicitors LLP and Ellison Thomas LLP

Address(es):

Reedham House, 31-33 King Street West, Manchester, M3 2PN

Firm ID: 546507 and 540093

Firm or organisation at time of matters giving rise to outcome

Name: Garratts (formally known as Gruber Garratt)

Address(es):

King Street Buildings, Manchester Street, Oldham, OL8 1DH

Firm ID: 50315

Outcome details

This outcome was reached by SRA decision.

Decision details

The outcome was reached by SRA decision.

Reasons/basis

Howard Philip Gruber was the senior partner at Gruber Garratt (now known as Garratts) at the time of the events relating to this decision. He was based at the firm's office at 61-63 Old Street, Aston-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 6BD. Mr Gruber is currently a self-employed consultant solicitor at Abacus Solicitors LLP and Ellison Thomas LLP, both located at Reedham House, 31-33 King Street West, Manchester, M3 2PN.

Mr Gruber was found to have made payments from his client account where there was no underlying legal transaction and in doing so provided banking facilities in breached of rule 14.5 of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011.

Mr Gruber was rebuked and directed to pay costs of £675.

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