The Defrauded Client

March 26, 2024

A client asked us to investigate the conduct a solicitor who had previously represented him. As a result of a meticulous examination, we found that the solicitor in question had forged a large number of court documents. He had forged transcripts of hearings which had never taken place. In addition, he had made up judgments which had never been given. Furthermore, he had created correspondence between himself and opponents’ solicitors. All the while the client had thought that the solicitor was representing him in an actual court case.

The deception was breath-taking and resulted in a lengthy judgment setting aside a genuine order which had been made against the client. The dishonest solicitor was eventually struck off.

The case immediately attracted the attention of the national media and of specialist press and commentators.

Judgements and media

For the extraordinary way in which the solicitor in question had conducted himself, and for press commentary, see:

The judgment of Mr Justice Hamblen

For media reports on the case, see:

The Law Society Gazette, 20 November 2014

The Independent, 24 November 2014

The Daily Mail, 24 November 2014

Rollonfriday, 27 November 2014