Decision - Employee-related decision
Outcome: Control of non-qualified staff (section 43 order)
Outcome date: 16 September 2019
Published date: 1 November 2019
No detail provided:
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
In the matter of Michael Shrimpton of Andover, Hampshire
A person who is or was involved in legal practice but is not a solicitor
Mr Shrimpton was convicted of the following offences:
20 February 2014 — convicted in the magistrates' court of making indecent photograph or pseudo/photograph of child. Offence date: 1 July 2011 to 20 April 2012.
Sentence — community sentence. Sexual Offences Prevention Order for five years.
To pay £4,200 towards the costs of the prosecution. Conviction and sentence upheld on appeal to the Crown Court on 28 October 2014.
25 November 2014 — communicating false information with intent (counts one and two).
Sentence: 6 February 2015 - sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.
By virtue of his conviction for communicating false information with intent, Mr Shrimpton was dishonest.
Mr Shrimpton is or was involved in a legal practice and is not a solicitor.
Mr Shrimpton has been convicted of criminal offences which are such that, in the opinion of the Society, it would be undesirable for him to be involved in a legal practice in the ways set out below.
To make an order pursuant to section 43 that with effect from the date of the letter or email notifying Mr Shrimpton of this decision:
no solicitor shall employ or remunerate him in connection with his/her practice as a solicitor;
- no employee of a solicitor shall employ or remunerate him in connection with the solicitor's practice;
- no recognised body shall employ or remunerate him;
- no manager or employee of a recognised body shall employ or remunerate him in connection with the business of that body;
- no recognised body or manager or employee of such a body shall permit him to be a manager of the body; and
- 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.