John Gould, Paolo Sidoli and Michael Stacey, of the professional regulation team  acted for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in disciplinary proceedings brought before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in June and July 2015 and in subsequent appeal proceedings in April 2016. The appeal was brought by a former solicitor and former Law Society Council member, Richard Barnett, against the SDT’s order striking him off the Roll of Solicitors in 2015. Mr Barnett was struck off following findings of dishonesty, breaches of SRA principles 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 10, various SRA Accounts Rules and breaches of the SRA Code of Conduct.

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