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8.04.20

Brett Wilson LLP listed as a top 20 London specialist firm in Legal 500 survey on client service

Brett Wilson LLP has been identified by the Legal 500/Legalese as having one of the highest levels of client service amongst London specialist firms. The survey of the UK’s legal profession, saw 60,000 clients interviewed.  The results of the survey showed that clients felt specialist boutique firms tended to provide a better quality of service…

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1.04.20

Brett Wilson LLP to start offering family law services

From 13 April 2020 Brett Wilson LLP will offer family law services to existing and new clients. The creation of a department providing such services is part of the firm’s wider expansion plans which also include the firm moving into larger custom-built offices in Farringdon once social distancing restrictions are lifted.  The decision to provide…

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11.03.20

Doctor who spied on 15-year-old girl in the shower struck off following voyeurism conviction

On 28 February 2019, Dr Jonathan Fielden was convicted in Luton Crown Court of one count of voyeurism contrary to section 67(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.  A person is held to commit an act of voyeurism if, for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification, they observe another person doing a private act.  At…

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26.02.20

Financial Doping: when fraud is not treated as fraud?

Saracens Rugby Club and Manchester City Football Club are currently the two most successful English teams in their respective sports. Both have recently been found guilty by their regulatory bodies of serious financial breaches. Saracens are being demoted out of the English rugby premiership and fined £5.36million. This followed an adjudication by the Independent Sports…

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19.02.20

Solicitor struck off after imposter uses his firm as a vehicle for fraud

In the matter of Solicitors Regulation Authority v Johnbosco Eberechuckwu Onyeme Johnbosco Onyeme was struck off the roll of solicitors by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (‘SDT’) for unwittingly allowing his firm to be used as a vehicle for fraud. Mr Onyeme it was a sole practitioner at ‘World Secure Solicitors Limited’ (‘the Firm’).  Following an investigation…

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14.01.20

When the public interest gets badly lost

Robyn Williams, a highly decorated superintendent with the Metropolitan police, is currently confined to desk duties pending an appeal against her conviction. She was found guilty by a 10-1 majority on 29 November 2019 for one offence of possession of an indecent image of a child. This is an offence under section 160 of the…

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25.11.19

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Sword of Damocles or joke shop dagger?

Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) were brought into being in 2014 by the Crime and Courts Act 2013. They are supposedly a way of recognising criminal conduct in large companies where such conduct was either conducted or sanctioned by senior management. In return for a recognition that criminal conduct had taken place and a commitment to…

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24.10.19

Regulating social workers—England’s new regime

Local government analysis: Will the establishment of Social Work England as the new regulator of social workers in England improve public confidence in the profession? Nick Brett, partner in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings at Brett Wilson LLP, explains how the new regime will work in practice, sets out the transition arrangements that are in place,…

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10.10.19

Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2020 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s Defamation/Reputation Management and Criminal Defence teams have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. Partners Iain Wilson (noted for ‘finding solutions to problems that appear impenetrable’) and Max Campbell (described as ‘well regarded in the market for his notable expertise’) have been ranked as leading lawyers in Defamation/Reputation Management. …

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Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to implement lower standard of proof

The Solicitors (Disciplinary Proceedings) Rules 2019 (“the New Rules”) are due to come in to force in November 2019. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“SDT”) is an independent tribunal that adjudicates on fitness to practice proceedings brought against solicitors by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”). The SRA is the regulatory body that regulates solicitors’ conduct. Fitness…

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