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Decision - Prosecution
Outcome: Referral to Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
Outcome date: 2 February 2021
Published date: 15 July 2021
Firm or organisation at time of matters giving rise to outcome
Name: Rushton Legal Services Limited
Address(es): 2 Birchtree Drive, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 7FE
Firm ID: 626753
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
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:-
Misuse of client money that was not properly kept in client account and transferred from client account in breach of the SRA Accounts Rules and that you improperly benefitted from holding the money.
Raising a misleading bill and sending misleading letters to a client.
Failing to ensure that a power of attorney for a client was properly executed.
Failing to co-operate with your regulator, the SRA.
The allegations are subject to a Hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and are yet unproven.