Registered foreign lawyer
Decision - Approval denied
Outcome: Refusal to grant PC/Registration
Outcome date: 1 October 2019
Published date: 1 November 2019
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This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
Ms Juhi Valia’s application for registration in the register of foreign lawyers for the 2018/2019 practising year was refused.
Her application was refused because she is not a fit and proper person to practise as a registered foreign lawyer. This is because on 12 October 2018 an academic misconduct panel at BPP University found that Ms Valia had intentionally plagiarised most of a paper submitted as part of her LLM degree. The panel found there was a serious degree of premeditation and recklessness in Ms Valia’s act.
Ms Valia was not considered rehabilitated at the time of her registration application.
Ms Valia appealed the decision to an adjudication panel of the SRA and her appeal was refused.