Solicitor(s): David George Hogg, 14 Meiklehill Loan, Kirkintilloch
Tribunal Date: 03/07/2019
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 3 July 2019. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 27 February 2019 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against David George Hogg, 14 Meiklehill Loan, Kirkintilloch; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in cumulo in respect of his failure to act with appropriate diligence and delay in the administration, winding up and distribution of the estates of Mrs O and Mr O from 24 July 2001 and 24 February 2003 respectively until the appointment of the Judicial Factor on 5 October 2012, and his failure to keep the beneficiaries of the estates adequately and timeously informed of developments; Censure the Respondent; Find the Respondent liable in respect of 75% of 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; Direct that publicity will be given to this decision and that this publicity should include the name of the Respondent and any other witnesses but need not identify any other person; and Allow the Secondary Complainer 28 days from the date of intimation of these findings to lodge a written claim for compensation.
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