Solicitor(s): John Christopher Bartlett, Easter Balnaird House, Heights of Inchvannie, Strathpeffer
Tribunal Date: 19/02/2020
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 19 February 2020. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 7 February 2019 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against John Christopher Bartlett, Easter Balnaird House, Heights of Inchvannie, Strathpeffer; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect of his breaches of (a) Rule B6.4.1, (b) Rule B6.7.1, (c) Rules B6.7.3 and B6.7.4, (d) Rule B6.23, (e) Rule B6.13.2 and (f) Rules B6.15 and B1.2 all of the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011, said Findings of professional misconduct (a) – (f) being found in cumulo and finding of professional misconduct (f) being found individually; Censure the Respondent; Direct in terms of Section 53(5) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 that for an aggregate period of two years any practising certificate held or issued to the Respondent shall be subject to such restriction as will limit him to acting as a qualified assistant to and to being supervised by such employer or successive employers as may be approved by the Council of the Law Society of Scotland or the Practising Certificate Sub Committee of the Council of the Law Society of 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 but need not identify any other person.
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