Acting for the SRA in high profile disciplinary proceedings against a former Law Society Council member who had borrowed £4.8 million from the Axiom Fund and applied the monies for general practice overheads and to discharge personal liabilities.

Following a 16 day hearing, Mr Barnett was struck off the roll by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. We subsequently acted for the SRA in successfully defending Mr Barnett’s appeal and enforcing costs orders made against him.