Mohammed Tasnime Akunjee
- Admitted on 15/10/2010. Annual practising certificate from 01/11/2023.
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Decision - Sanction
Outcome date: 16 January 2024
Published date: 1 March 2024
Firm or organisation at date of publication and at time of matters giving rise to outcome
Name: Waterfords Group Limited
Address(es): Prospect House, 67 Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9JQ
Firm ID: 829765
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
Rebuke, Publication & order to pay £1,350 in relation to our costs
Who does this disciplinary decision relate to?
Mohammed Akunjee is a solicitor at Waterfords Group Limited, trading as Waterfords located in Brentford, Middlesex, a regulated body.
Short summary of decision
The SRA has issued Mr Akunjee with a rebuke for breaching Principle 2 (failing to act in a way that upholds public trust and confidence in the profession and the provision of legal services).
Facts of the misconduct
It was found that between 12 November 2021 and 5 April 2022, Mr Akunjee posted three Tweets on Twitter which were abusive to such an extent that he breached Principle 2 and was reckless as to the harm he would or could cause to the trust and confidence the public places in the profession and the provision of legal services.
Decision on sanction
It was decided that a rebuke was an appropriate and proportionate sanction.
Mr Akunjee was issued with a written rebuke and ordered to pay costs of £1,350.
A rebuke was considered to be proportionate by reference to the following factors in the Enforcement Strategy and Topic Guide on social media offensive communications:
SRA Enforcement Strategy
- Any lesser sanction would not be appropriate, not least as Mr Akunjee has already received a warning about social media abuse.
- Mr Akunjee has taken remedial steps by deleting the tweets, but only after the SRA began to investigate him.
- Some public sanction is required to uphold public confidence in the delivery of legal services.
- In the case of one Tweet, Mr Akunjee was responding to particularly unpleasant provocation.
- Mr Akunjee’s language was abusive and intended to shock.
- There is a lack of objectivity in his communications.
SRA Principles breached
SRA Principles 2019
Principle 2: You must act in a way that upholds public trust and confidence in the solicitors’ profession and in legal services provided by authorised persons.