Solicitor(s): Craig Andrew Fraser, Solicitor, residing at 70 Kennedy Crescent, Tranent
Tribunal Date: 22/05/2015
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 22 May 2015. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Craig Andrew Fraser, Solicitor, residing at 70 Kennedy Crescent, Tranent; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect of his: (1) repeated failure to adhere to the requirements of the CML Handbook, by failing to disclose relevant information to his clients; (2) failure to comply with the requirements of the Code of Conduct for Scottish Solicitors 2002; (3) failure to comply with Rule 6 of the Solicitors (Scotland) Accounts Rules 2001; and (4) failure in his duty at common law to act with the utmost propriety towards his lender clients, and that by withholding from them relevant information; Order that the name of the Respondent, Craig Andrew Fraser, be struck from the Roll of Solicitors in Scotland; Find the Respondent liable in the expenses of the Complainers and of the Tribunal including expenses of the Clerk, 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 and may but has no need to include the names of anyone other than the Respondent but such publicity will be deferred until the conclusion of any criminal proceedings which might be brought against the Respondent or intimation that no criminal proceedings are to be brought.
On 29 March 2017, the Crown Office confirmed that the Tribunal could publish its decision. It was therefore agreed at a Tribunal on 21 April 2017 that this decision could be published.
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