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Law Society-v-Norman Douglas Paton Cathcart

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Solicitor(s) NORMAN DOUGLAS PATON CATHCART, “Orotava”, Knockbuckle Road, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde

Tribunal Date 25/01/2007

Appeal Status
No Appeal  

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Interlocutor
Edinburgh, 25 January 2007. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 13 October 2006 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society against Norman Douglas Paton Cathcart, Solicitor residing at “Orotava”, Knockbuckle Road, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde; Find the Respondent guilty of Professional Misconduct in respect of his failure to ensure that a Standard Security was registered in Register of Charges timeously and thereafter to take appropriate remedial steps within a reasonable time to rectify that failure so as to protect the lender’s interest, his failure to respond to correspondence from clients and his failure to respond to correspondence and statutory notices from the Law Society; Censure the Respondent and Fine him in the sum of £3,000 to be forfeit to Her Majesty; and Find him liable in the expenses of the Complainers and in the expenses of the Tribunal as the same may be taxed by the auditor of the Court of Session on an agent and client indemnity basis in terms of Chapter Three of the last published Law Society’s Table of Fees for General Business at a unit rate of £11.85; and Direct that publicity will be given to this decision and that this publicity should include the name of the Respondent.

Ken Robb
Vice Chairman

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