Solicitor(s): Peter MacIntosh Aikman, Solicitor, Messrs Aikman Bell Solicitors, 19 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh
Tribunal Date: 17/07/2013
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 17 July 2013 The Tribunal, having considered the Complaint dated 1 May 2013 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Peter MacIntosh Aikman, Solicitor, Messrs Aikman Bell Solicitors, 19 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh; Find the Respondent guilty of Professional Misconduct in respect of; his breach on two occasions of Rule 6 (1) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Accounts Etc Rules 2001, his breach of his client’s specific instructions, his breach on five occasions of paragraphs 5.1.1, 5.1.2 and 5.10.3 of the CML Handbook, his breach on one occasion of paragraph 5.9.1 of the CML Handbook, his breach on two occasions of the CML Handbook paragraph 5.8, his breach on four occasions of the Birmingham Midshire’s specific stipulations that cases where the seller has owned the property for less than 6 months and back to back transactions were not acceptable; Censure the Respondent; Fine him in the sum of £1000 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.
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