The Law Society v Alec Leslie Wheeler and John Michael Stephens: Admn 21 Jul 2005

The solicitors had obtained pemission from the Society to employ a struck off solicitor. The Society came to allege that the actual employment differed and was not covered by the consent, The Society appealed a finding that the solicitors were not guilty of unbefitting conduct in their supervision of the struck off solicitor.
Held: Nothing done by the Society could be interpreted to constitute an extension of the permission. Strict supervision had not been imposed. The struck off solicitor had caused further losses. The findings of the SDT were inconsistent but the solicitor must inevitably be struck off for unbefitting conduct.
Lord Justice Kennedy Mr Justice Lightman Mr Justice Crane
[2005] EWHC 1602 (Admin)
Solicitors Act 1974
England and Wales

Updated: 21 May 2021; Ref: scu.229061