Solicitor(s): William Bryden Crearie, 18 Waterloo Street, Glasgow
Tribunal Date: 17/11/2015
Appeal Status:No Appeal
Edinburgh 17 November 2015. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against William Bryden Crearie, 18 Waterloo Street, Glasgow; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect of his acting in a conflict of interest situation and preparing a Minute of Agreement when the parties thereto had competing interests without tendering any advice as to the meaning or effect of that Minute of Agreement; 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; and Direct that publicity will be given to this decision and that this publicity should include the name of the Respondent and may but has no need to include the names of anyone other than the Respondent; Allow the Secondary Complainer until 15 December 2015 to lodge a written note of claim at the office for the Tribunal.
Edinburgh 14 April 2016. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against William Bryden Crearie, 18 Waterloo Street, Glasgow and having previously determined that the Respondent was guilty of professional misconduct Find that the Secondary Complainer has been directly affected by the Respondent's misconduct and considered that it was appropriate to award compensation to the Secondary Complainer: Ordain the Respondent in terms of Section 53(2)(bb) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 to pay to Charles Donnelly, 19 Muirfield Steading, Gullane, East Lothian £1,820 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.
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