Solicitor(s): Morag Wilson Yellowlees, Lindsays, Caledonian Exchange, 19a Canning Street, Edinburgh
Tribunal Date: 12/12/2019
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 12 December 2019. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 30 August 2019 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Morag Wilson Yellowlees, Lindsays, Caledonian Exchange, 19a Canning Street, Edinburgh; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect of her breaches of Rules 3 and 5(2) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Practice Rules 1986 and Rules 3 and 6 of the Solicitors (Scotland) (Standards of Conduct) Practice Rules 2008; Censure the Respondent; Fine her 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 and the Respondent’s partner 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.
Forfar, 6 April 2020. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against the Respondent and having previously determined that the Respondent was guilty of professional misconduct; Ordain the Respondent in terms of Section 53(2)(bb) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 to pay to the Secondary Complainer the sum of £5,000 by way of compensation in respect of loss, inconvenience and distress resulting from the misconduct within 28 days of the date of this Interlocutor with interest at the rate of 8% per annum from the due date until paid; and finds no expenses due to or by either party in relation to the claim for compensation.
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