Solicitor(s): Theresa Mary McWilliams, Trainor Alston Limited, 18 Academy Street, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire
Tribunal Date: 23/10/2020
Appeal Status:No Appeal
By Video Conference, 23 October 2020. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 29 July 2020 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Theresa Mary McWilliams, Trainor Alston Limited, 18 Academy Street, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect that she (a) failed or unduly delayed, for a period of 10 months, to implement a mandate and (b) failed to communicate effectively with Brodies Solicitors; Censure the Respondent; 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 identify any other person; and Allow the Secondary Complainer 28 days from the date of intimation of these findings to lodge a written claim for compensation with the Tribunal Office.
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