Tribunal Date: 01/09/2020
Appeal Status:No Appeal
By Video Conference, 1 September 2020. The Tribunal having considered the Appeal under Section 42ZA(9) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 by Alan Niall Macpherson Mickel, 68 Wimbledon Park Road, London (“the Appellant”) against the Determination of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh (“the First Respondents”) dated 30 January 2020 upholding a complaint of unsatisfactory professional conduct made by David Turner, Advocate, Advocates Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh (hereinafter referred to as “the Second Respondent”) against the Appellant, censuring the Appellant and directing him to pay compensation; Quash the Determination, Quash the Censure accompanying the Determination, and Quash the Direction of the First Respondent; Find the First Respondents liable in the expenses of the Appellant chargeable on a time and line basis as the same may be taxed by the Auditor of the Court of Session on an agent and client, client paying basis in terms of Chapter 3 of the last published Law Society’s Table of Fees for General Business with a unit rate of £14.00; Certify the cause as suitable for the employment of Junior Counsel; and Direct that publicity will be given to this decision and that this publicity should include the name of the Appellant and may but need not name any other person.
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