Camillus, Sanjeeva—621758

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Employee-related decision—13 April 2015

Sanction—13 April 2015


Decision - employee-related decision

Outcome: Control of non-qualified staff (section 43 order)

Outcome date: 13 April 2015

Published date: 20 May 2015

Firm details

Firm or organisation at date of publication and at time of matters giving rise to outcome

Name: William Sturges LLP

Address(es):Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QY

Firm ID: 559491

Outcome details

This outcome was reached by SRA decision.

Decision details

In the matter of: Sanjeeva Camillus (Date of birth- 9 September 1984) of 60 Buckingham Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 2NA.

A person who is or was involved in legal practice but is not a solicitor

Section 43 Solicitors Act 1974 (As amended)

The Facts

Sanjeeva Camillus, employed as a trainee solicitor with William Sturges LLP of Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QY, fabricated certificates for a qualifying law degree and Legal Practice Course and misled the SRA and William Burges LLP in claiming to have gained both qualifications. Mr Camillus has admitted the conduct referred to.

Finding

We find that Sanjeeva Camillus is or was involved in a legal practice (as defined by section 43 (1A) of the Solicitors Act 1974) but who is not a solicitor has occasioned or been a party to, with or without the connivance of a solicitor, an act or default in relation to a legal practice which involved conduct on his part of such a nature that in the opinion of the Society it would be undesirable for him to be involved in a legal practice in any of the ways set out in the order below.

Reasons/basis

Order

To make a section 43 order that with effect from the date of the letter or email notifying Sanjeeva Camillus of this decision:

  • (i) no solicitor shall employ or remunerate him in connection with his/her practice as a solicitor;
  • (ii) no employee of a solicitor shall employ or remunerate him in connection with the solicitor’s practice;
  • (iii) no recognised body shall employ or remunerate him;
  • (iv) no manager or employee of a recognised body shall employ or remunerate him in connection with the business of that body;
  • (v) no recognised body or manager or employee of such a body shall permit him to be a manager of the body; and
  • (vi) no recognised body or manager or employee of such a body shall permit him to have an interest in the body

except in accordance with a Society permission.

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Decision - sanction

Outcome: Rebuke

Outcome date: 13 April 2015

Published date: 20 May 2015

Firm details

Firm or organisation at date of publication and at time of matters giving rise to outcome

Name: William Sturges LLP

Address(es):Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QY

Firm ID: 559491

Outcome details

This outcome was reached by SRA decision.

Decision details

Sanjeeva Camillus (date of birth 9 September 1984), a person who is not a solicitor, was employed as a trainee solicitor by William Sturges LLP in the firm's office at Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QY on 11 March 2013. During his employment he was found to have fabricated certificates relating to a qualifying law degree and the Legal Practice Course and to have misled the firm and the SRA.

Sanjeeva Camillus is currently suspended from his employment with William Sturges LLP.  

Reasons/basis

Sanjeeva Camillus was made subject to an order pursuant to section 43(2) of the Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended) and was given a written rebuke.  

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