*Solicitors Regulation Authority v James; Solcitors Regulation Authority v MacGregor; Solcitors Regulation Authority v Naylor

Solicitor – Dishonesty. In concluding that there had been exceptional circumstances, in part because of mental health issues, justifying a lesser sanction than striking off the roll for dishonesty, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal had both erred in principle and had been wrong, in the sense that it had made evaluative decisions which were outside the bounds of what it could properly and reasonably decide. The Divisional Court, in allowing the Solicitors Regulation Authority's appeal, held that the sanction of suspended suspension had to be quashed and substituted by striking off the roll, as it had been unduly lenient and clearly inappropriate.

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