Law Society-v-Thomas Cunningham Steel
By Video Conference, 26 November 2021. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 11 June 2021 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Thomas Cunningham Steel, Brunton Miller, Herbert House, Herbert Street, Glasgow; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect that (a) he failed to communicate with the Secondary Complainer following his receipt on or about 18 October 2018 of the sum due to her, and (b) he delayed unduly in remitting the sum to the Secondary Complainer; 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 but need not identify any other person.
By Video Conference, 26 November 2021. The Tribunal having considered the Complaint at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Thomas Cunningham Steel, Brunton Miller, Herbert House, Herbert Street, Glasgow and determined that the Respondent was guilty of professional misconduct, and having been advised by parties that the Respondent had agreed to pay, and the Secondary Complainer had agreed to accept, compensation of £3,992.26 in respect of this Complaint; Ordain the Respondent in terms of Section 53(2)(bb) of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 to make payment to the Secondary Complainer, Ms A, in the sum of £3,992.26 in respect of loss, inconvenience and distress directly arising from the misconduct and that 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.