News and Events from December 2019

News Archive December 2019

Discipline Tribunal’s award of expenses vindicated

Themis Advocates member Michael Upton acted for the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal in opposing former M.P. Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh’s petition for judicial review. Miss Ahmed-Sheikh had been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Tribunal, which, making its usual award against a solicitor who has been prosecuted successfully, ordered her to pay the expenses of her prosecution on its usual basis of solicitor-&-client, client-paying. She sought judicial review of the decision on expenses. The proceedings were opposed by both the Tribunal and the Law Society of Scotland at a hearing in September. On Friday 13th December Lord Ericht dismissed her petition.