Pine v Law Society: CA 25 Oct 2001

The applicant said the procedure under which he was struck from the roll of solicitors was unfair. There was no provision for legal advice or representation, and given the nature and severity of the allegations and consequences, the trial was unfair.
Held: The Convention was to be applied to the particular facts. In this case, the applicant was experienced and was capable of representing himself, and had ample opportunity to present his case. No breach of his rights had taken place.


Sir Andrew Morritt V-C, Buxton, Arden LJJ


Gazette 04-Jan-2001, [2001] EWCA Civ 1574, [2002] 2 All ER 658, [2002] UKHRR 81




European Convention on Human Rights 6


England and Wales

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CitedRegina on the Application of Thompson v The Law Society CA 20-Feb-2004
The claimant complained at the disciplinary procedures of the Law Society.
Held: A failure to hold a disciplinary hearing in public was not an infringement of the claimant’s human rights. The two questions of whether there had been a . .
CitedGadd v Solicitors Regulation Authority CA 6-Jun-2013
Renewed application for permission to appeal against grant of summary judgment n favour of the defendant. He had sought to have set aside the respondent’s intervention in his solicitor’s practise. He said that he shuld have had legal assistance in . .
See AlsoPine v Law Society CA 20-Feb-2002
The applicant was a solicitor. The Respondent intervened in his practice, and a solicitor agent took it over. The agent submitted its accounts for payment by the Society and the applicant, who then sought to challenge the accounts under the Act. The . .
See alsoPine v Law Society CA 20-Feb-2002
The solicitor had succeeded in his challenge to the respondent’s disciplinary procedures, and the Society now accepted its liability to pay his costs, but asserted that there must be a set-off for that sum against sums it said were otherwise due to . .
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Legal Professions, Human Rights

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