Solicitor(s): Bruce Gregor De Wert, Georgesons, 22 Bridge Street, Wick
Tribunal Date: 27/11/2019
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 27 November 2019. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Bruce Gregor De Wert, Georgesons, 22 Bridge Street, Wick; Find the Respondent not guilty of professional misconduct; Find the Complainers liable in the expenses of the Respondent, 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 Three of the last published Law Society’s Table of Fees for general business with a unit rate of £14.00; and Direct that publicity will be given to this decision and that this publicity should include the name of the Respondent but need not identify any other person.
Preliminary Decision Interlocutor:
Edinburgh, 24 May 2019. The Tribunal having heard submissions in relation to the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Bruce Gregor De Wert, Georgesons, 22 Bridge Street, Wick; Repels the plea to the competency based on the nature and extent of the complaint referred to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission; Sustains the plea to the relevancy of the averments of fact relating to the will only and excludes from probation the Complainers’ averments in paragraph 3.2 of the Complaint from the words “The Respondent received” in line 2 to “organise the signing” in line 9 inclusive and all of paragraph 3.3 of the Complaint; Continues consideration of the plea to the relevancy regarding allegations of deception, fraud, or lack of integrity until after evidence has been led; Allows both parties a Proof of their respective averments; Reserves the question of expenses to the conclusion of the case; and Fixes a hearing for 29 August 2019 at 10am.
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