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Berry, Alan - 146725

Decisions

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Decision - prosecution

Outcome: Referral to Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Outcome date: 4 May 2011

Published date: 18 January 2012

Firm details

Firm or organisation at date of publication

Name: Lealaw Limited

Address(es):
Bank Chambers, Market Place, Stockport, Cheshire SK1

Firm ID: 561344

Firm or organisation at time of matters giving rise to outcome

Name: Lea & Company

Address(es):
Bank Chambers, Market Place, Stockport, Chechire SK1

Firm ID: 071763

Outcome details

This outcome was reached by SRA decision.

Reasons/basis

 This notification relates to a Decision to prosecute before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. This is an independent Tribunal which will reach its own decision after considering all the evidence, including any evidence put forward by the Solicitor. The Tribunal has certified that there is a case to answer in respect of allegations which are or include that he :-

1. Failed to act in the best interests or to provide a good standard of service to his clients;

 2. Compromised or impaired or acted in a way which was likely to compromise or impair his independence;

 3. Acted in a position of conflict and permitted the interests of his purchaser clients to prevail over his duties to his lender clients;

4. Failed to exercise proper supervision of staff;

 5. Permitted his firm’s client account to be used as to provide banking facilities;

 6. Permitted inaccurate and misleading publicity to be presented by the firm’s website.

The allegations are subject to a Hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and are as yet unproven.

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