Solicitor(s): John Bunny McGeechan, c/o JBM Solicitors Ltd, 91 Graham Street, Airdrie
Tribunal Date: 17/09/2019
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 17 September 2019. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against John Bunny McGeechan, c/o JBM Solicitors Ltd, 91 Graham Street, Airdrie; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect that he repeatedly resorted to undignified and intemperate language in correspondence with a firm of solicitors and a firm of accountants;made allegations in correspondence with the solicitors and accountants, of dishonesty, for which he had no basis in fact or evidence to support them; having been put on notice by the solicitors of the correct position, continued to make such unfounded allegations; and made similar unfounded allegations in court proceedings where he had no evidence to support them and had been put on notice of the contrary position;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; Direct that publicity will be given to this decision and that this publicity should include the name of the Respondent but need not identify the Secondary Complainer or any other person whose details will be anonymised; 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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