Solicitor(s): David James Rankin, Solicitor, Stewart & Osborne, 37 Eglington Street, Beith
Tribunal Date: 29/08/2017
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 29 August 2017. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 7 July 2017 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against David James Rankin, Solicitor, Stewart & Osborne, 37 Eglington Street, Beith; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect of his breaches of Rules B1.2, B1.5.1, B1.9.1 and B6.23.1 of the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011; Censure the Respondent; Fine him in the sum of £3,000 to be forfeit to Her Majesty; 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 only include the name of the Respondent.
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