Law Society-v-Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
Edinburgh, 27 September 2021. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, 75 Newlands Road, Newlands, Glasgow; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect that she breached Rules B6.2.3, B6.3.1, B6.4.1, B6.5.1(d), B6.7.1, B6.11.1, and B6.12.1 of the Law Society of Scotland Practice Rules 2011; Censure the Respondent; Direct in terms of Section 53(5) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 that for an aggregate period of two years any practising certificate held or issued to the Respondent shall be subject to such restriction as will limit her to acting as a qualified assistant to such employer 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; 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 Paragraph 14A of Schedule 4 to the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 but need not identify any other person.
Interlocutor of 24 June 2021:
By Video Conference, 24 June 2021. The Tribunal, having received written submissions and heard oral submissions in relation to the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, 75 Newlands Road, Newlands, Glasgow; Repels the Respondent’s preliminary plea to the competency based on time bar; Reserves the Respondent’s preliminary pleas to the competency and relevancy of the averments identified in the Respondent’s Note of Argument; Reserves all questions of expenses meantime; Fixes a virtual procedural hearing on 21 July 2021; and Fixes a hearing in person on 27 September 2021.