Solicitor(s): Martha Anne Rafferty, Berlow Rahman Solicitors, First Floor, 40 Carlton Place, Glasgow
Tribunal Date: 29/10/2019
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 29 October 2019. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 22 August 2019 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Martha Anne Rafferty, Berlow Rahman Solicitors, First Floor, 40 Carlton Place, Glasgow; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect of her conviction of a charge under Section 7(6) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 together with two previous convictions under Section 5(1)(a) and Section 7(6) of said Act, said convictions demonstrating a lack of integrity, which was likely to bring the legal profession into disrepute, and in breach of Rule B1.2 of the Law Society Practice Rules 2011; Censure the Respondent; Fine her in the sum of £10,000 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 include the name of the Respondent but need not identify any other person.
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