Russell-Cooke Cases in the News - Shahrokh Mireskandari struck off the Roll of Solicitors
Date posted: Monday, 2nd July 2012
Russell-Cooke have recently acted on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in disciplinary proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal against Shahrokh Mireskandari and two of his former partners.
Following lengthy proceedings, Mr Mireskandari was struck off the Roll of Solicitors on 21 June 2012, the Tribunal finding 23 of the 25 allegations made against him proved, many of which alleged dishonesty. He was ordered to pay the SRA's costs of £1.4million. Caroline Sara Turbin was also struck off the Roll of Solicitors and ordered to pay costs of £84,060. John Hugh Bell was suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay costs of £21,600.
Mr Mireskandari alleged that the intervention into Dean and Dean and the subsequent disciplinary proceedings against him were part of a racially motivated conspiracy. His allegations were decisively rejected. The case is one of the most complex and substantial disciplinary cases ever to be brought against a solicitor.