Onwuka, Re Solicitors Act 1974 No 3 of 2002: CA 2 Jul 2002

The trainee appealed against the decision of the Law Society to cancel his student membership on the basis that he was not a fit and proper person to become a solicitor. He had been convicted of criminal damage, but had not notified the Law Society of that conviction. He was convicted of further offences and served a term of imprisonment. When challenged by the Society he said that he was the real victim in the situations which had arisen.
Held: The appeal failed. It was based upon a misconception as to the basis of the Society’s investigation which had in fact been more generous to him than he had thought.


Lord Phillips MR


[2002] EWCA Civ 994




Solicitors Act 1974


England and Wales

Legal Professions

Updated: 23 June 2022; Ref: scu.217460