News | Solicitor who backdated letter in ‘sheer panic’ spared strike-off

Medical evidence in ‘unique and wholly exceptional case’ found to be ‘both compelling and persuasive’ 5 September 2017 A solicitor who backdated a letter to cover for her failure to serve a claim form on time was exceptionally spared strike-off on medical grounds. “The respondent’s misconduct had been extremely grave and had it not been for the strong medical evidence, the outcome would have been … Continue reading News | Solicitor who backdated letter in ‘sheer panic’ spared strike-off

News | Family lawyer who fabricated letters ‘with the intention to mislead’ struck off

Tribunal orders solicitor to pay regulator’s costs of £32,000 23 August 2017 A family law solicitor has been struck off for fabricating and backdating letters after the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal found she had provided no credible explanation as to how the letters, which she claimed had been sent weeks earlier but were never received, had been created. Claire Margaret Wheeler was an associate at Bridge … Continue reading News | Family lawyer who fabricated letters ‘with the intention to mislead’ struck off