Solicitor(s): Peter Manson Robertson, c/o Blackadders LLP, 6 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen
Tribunal Date: 13/09/2017
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 13 September 2017. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 25 November 2016 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Peter Manson Robertson, c/o Blackadders LLP, 6 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect that he acted in a conflict of interest situation and breached Rule 3/1, Rule 4/1 and Rule 9 of the 2008 Practice Rules, and Rule 3 and Rule 5 of the 1986 Practice Rules; Censure the Respondent; Fine the Respondent in the sum of £7,500 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 but need not name any other person; and allow the Secondary Complainers 28 days from the date of intimation of these findings to lodge a written claim for compensation with the office of the Tribunal.
Thornhill 16 April 2018. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Peter Manson Robertson, care of Blackadders LLP, 6 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen and having previously determined that the Respondent was guilty of professional misconduct, Find that the Secondary Complainers have been directly affected by the Respondent's misconduct and considered that it is appropriate to award compensation to the Secondary Complainers: Ordain the Respondent in terms of Section 53(2)(bb) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 to pay to Mr and Mrs A the sum of £4,836.38 by way of compensation in respect of loss, inconvenience and distress resulting from the misconduct within 28 days of the date on which this Interlocutor becomes final with interest at the rate of 8% per annum from the due date until paid; Finds no expenses due to or by any party; and Directs 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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