Solicitor(s): Gary Robertson Pirrie, Alex Mitchell & Sons, 21 Eskdale West, Musselburgh
Tribunal Date: 16/05/2019
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 16 May 2019. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 10 May 2019 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Gary Robertson Pirrie, Alex Mitchell & Sons, 21 Eskdale West, Musselburgh; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect of his failure to communicate with the Secondary Complainer between June 2009 and April 2016 and his delay in making over a pecuniary legacy; and his failure to respond to the Secondary Complainer’s letter of 29 April 206, the Secondary Complainer’s letter of 25 November 2016 and the letter from W&AS Bruce of 3 August 2016; Censure the Respondent; Fine him in the sum of £5,000 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; 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; and Allow the Secondary Complainer 28 days from the date of intimation of these findings to lodge a written claim for compensation.
Acting Vice Chair
Stranraer, 12 September 2019. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Gary Pirrie, Alex Mitchell and Sons, 21 Eskdale West, Musselburgh, East Lothian and determined on 16 May 2019 that he was guilty of professional misconduct and having been advised that the Respondent has agreed to pay compensation of £5,000 to the Secondary Complainer; Ordain the Respondent in terms of Section 53(2)(bb) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 to make payment to the Secondary Complainer in the sum of £5,000 in respect of loss, inconvenience and distress directly arising from the misconduct and that within 28 days of the date on which this Interlocutor becomes final with interest thereon at the rate of 8% per annum from the due date until paid; and Finds no expenses due to or by either party.
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