Solicitor(s): Paul Kevin O’Donnell, Solicitor, 16 Kirkhill Avenue, Cambuslang, Glasgow
Tribunal Date: 07/11/2018
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 7 November 2018. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 12 February 2018 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Paul Kevin O’Donnell, Solicitor, 16 Kirkhill Avenue, Cambuslang, Glasgow; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect that he retained payments from clients and cash in advance of fees and outlays, failed to disclose said sums and failed to place those sums on the client ledgers in breach of Rule B1.2 of the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011; Censure 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 and any individual referred to paragraph 14A of Schedule 4 to the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 but need not identify any other person.
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