Solicitor(s): Paul Anthony Garrett, 12 Tweedsmuir Crescent, Bearsden, Glasgow
Tribunal Date: 23/02/2021
Appeal Status:No Appeal
By Video Conference, 23 February 2021. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 15 October 2020 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Paul Anthony Garrett, 12 Tweedsmuir Crescent, Bearsden, Glasgow; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect that he appeared before Sheriffs at Paisley and Hamilton and dishonestly held himself out to be a solicitor when he was aware that he did not have a practising certificate and was therefore unqualified, in breach of Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules B1.2, B1.13.1 and B1.14.1, and failed to communicate with his professional body in breach of Rule B1.2; Order that the name of the Respondent be Struck Off the Roll of Solicitors in Scotland; Direct in terms of Section 53(6) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 that this order shall take effect on the date on which the written findings are intimated to the Respondent; 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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