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Lingard, Christopher David - 161806

Decisions

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Decision - closure

Outcome: Intervention (Help for clients)

Outcome date: 6 November 2013

Published date: 6 November 2013

Firm details

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

Name: FSHL Limited and Follett Stock LLP

Address(es):
Truro Business Park, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9NH

Firm ID: 524826 and 523917

Outcome details

This outcome was reached by SRA decision.

Reasons/basis

The Committee was satisfied that grounds for intervention existed under paragraph 1(1)(m) of Part I of Schedule 1 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended) namely that it was necessary to protect the interests of clients (or former or potential clients) of Christopher Lingard or the interests of beneficiaries of any trust of which he is or was a trustee. 

Intervening agents

Karen Thompson of Lester Aldridge LLP, Russell House, Oxford Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EX has been appointed as the intervening agent. For enquiries please call or email intervention.enquiries@la-law.com.

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Decision - sanction

Outcome: Rebuke

Outcome date: 1 September 2014

Published date: 23 September 2014

Firm details

Firm or organisation at time of matters giving rise to outcome

Name: Follett Stock LLP and FSHL Limited

Address(es):

Firm ID: 523917 and 524826

Outcome details

This outcome was reached by SRA decision.

Decision details

Mr Martin Pearse, Mr Christopher Lingard and Miss Fiona Higgins were given a written rebuke.

Reasons/basis

Mr Martin Pearse, Mr Christopher Lingard and Miss Fiona Higgins failed to comply with their obligations under Principle 7 of the SRA Principles and failed to achieve Outcome 10.3 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011. They failed to comply with their regulatory obligations and deal with the SRA in an open, timely and co-operative manner and failed to notify the SRA of any material changes to relevant information about firms. They delayed in informing the SRA of serious financial difficulty of Follett Stock LLP and FSHL Limited.

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