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Beresford & Anor v The Solicitors Regulation Authority & Anor [2009] EWHC 3155 (Admin) (02 December 2009)


The SRA received complaints that the two partners in a solicitors firm had each been guilty of conduct unbefitting of a solicitor as they had failed to give sufficient information to clients about costs and funding of claims generally and had accepted referrals of business in breach of the Solicitors' Introduction and Referral Code. The tribunal ordered that the partners be struck off the Roll of Solicitors. They appealed, but the appeal was dismissed as it was held that the tribunal had made findings of fact in relation to each allegation which related back to the evidence and submissions. In all the circumstances, the tribunal had been entitled to reach the conclusions which it had in respect of the allegations. The tribunal had properly found against the two partners on the allegations.