Solicitor(s): Ruben Valaydon Murdanaigum, c/o Rubens, 77 Argyll Street, Lochgilphead
Tribunal Date: 19/02/2019
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 19 February 2019. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 27 August 2018 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Ruben Valaydon Murdanaigum, c/o Rubens, 77 Argyll Street, Lochgilphead; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct individually in respect that he maintained his client account in deficit; he failed between February 2016 and April 2016 to carry out any postings on his practice’s books and records; he failed between 1 August 2014 and 30 April 2016 to carry out any firm account, client account or invested funds reconciliations; and submitted an accounts certificate which he knew or ought to have known was materially inaccurate; and in cumulo that he failed to comply with the money laundering regulations; Censure the Respondent; Fine him in the sum of £2,500 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; 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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