Atty Can't Slip SRA Discipline Over 'Inflated' Legal Fees

By Richard Crump (October 6, 2021, 5:02 PM BST) -- A London tribunal rejected a white-collar lawyer's bid to toss disciplinary proceedings against him, finding on Wednesday that he has a case to answer over allegations he lied about his legal fees to an appeals court.

Edward Nally, president of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, said in a short ruling that the case against Nabeel Amer Sheikh, the former senior partner of London law firm Neumans LLP, required a full hearing based on the criminal standard of proof.

Sheikh, who started giving evidence after the ruling, had urged the tribunal to toss the Solicitors Regulation Authority's "fundamentally flawed" case accusing him of...

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