Solicitor(s): Paul Thompson, Solicitor, 1 Mavis Bank Gardens, Govan, Glasgow
Tribunal Date: 21/06/2017
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 21 June 2017. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland dated 20 January 2017 against Paul Thompson, Solicitor, 1 Mavis Bank Gardens, Govan, Glasgow; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect that he failed to respond timeously, accurately or fully to correspondence or statutory notices sent by the Council to him on 30 October 2015, 25 November 2015, 8 January 2016 and 25 February 2016; he failed to communicate effectively by providing clear and comprehensive information in response to correspondence or statutory notices sent by the Council to him on 30 October 2015, 25 November 2015, 8 January 2016 and 25 February 2016; and he failed to respond promptly and efficiently to correspondence or statutory notices received from the Council in respect of its regulatory function; Censure the Respondent, Fine the Respondent the sum of £1,000 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 should not contain the names of any third parties.
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