Al-Sweady Inquiry - statement

Our investigation has involved the review of a huge amount of complex and detailed evidence contained in hundreds of thousands of documents.

We recognise the need to deal with these matters as quickly as possible and we have engaged Leading Counsel to oversee this work.

We have now decided to refer a second law firm to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. It is for the Tribunal to decide if there is a case to answer and we anticipate giving it the necessary information to do so in the coming weeks.

If the Tribunal accepts the case, it will set a date for a hearing. It would only be at this hearing that the full details of our case would be made public.

It is important to make it clear that these are presently only allegations; they are unproven at this point. We should also make it clear that we would not normally confirm such a decision unless the Tribunal agreed that there was a case to answer. It is only because others have put this information in the public domain that we have confirmed we will make a referral.

Previous statements:

January 12, 2015

January 5, 2016

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