Solicitor Caught In Sham Marriage TV Sting Loses Appeal

By Bonnie Eslinger (October 12, 2021, 4:35 PM BST) -- A judge has upheld a decision by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to drop a London lawyer from the rolls after he was caught on camera advising how to enter into a sham marriage for immigration purposes and ignored red flags for a "dubious" property transaction.

Judge Stephen Morris rejected the High Court appeal on Monday from Zulfiqar Ali, who was found guilty of professional misconduct by a disciplinary tribunal last year.

The charges stemmed from two matters. One was Ali's representation of a property developer in transactions involving the sale of flats under construction for which the client did not have...

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