Solicitor(s): Raymond George Mallon, 2 Anchor Villas, Main Road, Langbank, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire
Tribunal Date: 15/03/2019
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 15 March 2019. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 22 November 2018 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Raymond George Mallon, 2 Anchor Villas, Main Road, Langbank, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct (a) singly in respect that he misled Counsel as to the grant of sanction by the Scottish Legal Aid Board for the preparation of an opinion by her, (b) in cumulo with (a) and with each other in respect that he (i) failed to settle Counsel’s fee despite repeated reminders and (ii) failed to communicate effectively with Faculty Services regarding the non-payment of Counsel’s fee and (c) singly in respect that he failed to respond promptly and efficiently to correspondence and statutory notices received from the Council in respect of its regulatory function; Censure the Respondent; Direct in terms of Section 53(5) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 that any practising certificate held or to be issued to the Respondent shall be subject to such restriction as will limit him to acting as a qualified assistant to and to being supervised by such employer or successive employers as may be approved by the Council of the Law Society of Scotland or the Practising Certificate Sub Committee of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland and that for an aggregate period of five years; 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 person referred to in Article 14A of Schedule 4 to the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980.
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