Andrew Tabachnik represents SRA in Disciplinary Proceedings against Phil Shiner

Andrew Tabachnik represents SRA in Disciplinary Proceedings against Phil Shiner


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Andrew Tabachnik represented the Solicitors Regulation Authority throughout Disciplinary Proceedings against human rights lawyer, Phil Shiner.

Mr Shiner was struck off on 2 February 2017, having been found guilty of multiple professional misconduct charges, including dishonesty and lack of integrity. In a letter to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal dated 7 December 2016, Mr Shiner admitted a number of charges (some fully and some partially), and denied others.  A hearing of disputed charges (principally dishonesty, misleading the Court and misleading the Legal Services Commission) took place before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal commencing 30 January 2017. Mr Shiner was found guilty of all these disputed charges.

In total, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal found proven 22 allegations of professional misconduct, including 5 charges of dishonesty. Mr Shiner was struck off the Roll of Solicitors.  He was ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution subject to detailed assessment, with an interim payment on account of £250,000.

Andrew Tabachnik was instructed by Russell-Cooke LLP, on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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