Decision - Sanction
Outcome date: 30 October 2020
Published date: 30 November 2020
Firm or organisation at time of matters giving rise to outcome
Name: Nyland & Beattie,
Address(es): 61-63 Albert Road, Widnes, WA8 6JS
Firm ID: 58894
Firm or organisation at date of publication
Name: Swissport GB Limited
Address(es): Swissport House, Manor Park, Tudor Road, Runcorn, WA7 1TT
Firm ID: 650873
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
DISCIPLINARY DECISION FOR PUBLICATION
On 11 May 2017, Richard Jones, who is a solicitor, signed his own witness statement which contained a misleading statement. It was found that his conduct in doing so breached SRA Principle 6 and failed to achieve Outcome 5.1 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.
SRA Principle 6 requires Mr Jones to behave in a way that maintains the public’s trust in him and in the provision of legal services and Outcome 5.1 states that he must not recklessly mislead the court.
Mr Jones was employed as an assistant solicitor at Nyland and Beattie Solicitors whose head office is at 61-63 Albert Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6JS when he signed the witness statement. Mr Jones is not currently working at an SRA regulated firm.
Mr Jones was issued with a written rebuke and a costs order of £600.